Monthly Archives: April 2020

Digital Library Program beta launch coming soon

As one of the major deliverables of the Digital Library Program (DLP) strategic initiative, we’ve been building a new comprehensive digital repository platform to manage and provide long term access to unique and rare digital assets, whether they are digitized physical materials, or existing digital material acquired from donors or submitted by researchers and students […]

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Network Operations Center keeps the bills paid and the lights on during crisis

The LITS Network Operations Center (NOC) quickly transitioned to a split remote and on-site support model during the COVID-19 crisis thanks to the dedication of its employees and some clever scheduling by its leader. The NOC, located in the North Decatur Building, is considered essential work because the team monitors the network and performs critical […]

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Coping with COVID: Taking time for the little things

“In order to see the birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” – Robert Lynd, writer from Belfast, Ireland Baby birds survive tornado-strength winds Because of being stuck at home, Yuanyuan Sui (application developer, Application Development) began discovering more interesting things around her house. Two weeks ago, she found a nest […]

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LITS recent headlines and upcoming events

Recent LITS headlines: Emory Report news: Emory mourns sudden passing of Rose Library curator Pellom McDaniels Emory Report news: Emory Police: On call during uncertain times, discusses Zoom WHSCL news: Read a good book: Compassionate Perspectives digital collection Upcoming LITS events: (go HERE for more information for each event) April 24 – Emory Together: virtual […]

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Rich Mendola and his leadership team answer LITS questions on the impacts of COVID-19

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Rich Mendola held a town hall this week in which he discussed the impact that the Coronavirus crisis is having on Emory and LITS. Held via Zoom, the virtual chat session also included the members of Rich’s leadership team (John Connerat, Yolanda Cooper, John Ellis, Joanna Green, Wayne Morse, Marc Overcash, Brad Sanford, and Steve […]

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LITS Network Services goes the extra mile during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis began to take form, it became apparent that a few teams in LITS would need to rise to the challenge of staying on campus to perform critical work. The members of LITS Network Services knew their role would be vital as Emory addressed the pandemic and transitioned to a remote, but […]

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COVID-19/Important cyber-security reminders

A crisis like COVID-19 is ideal breeding ground for cyber-attackers preying on general fears and misinformation. Since the pandemic began, several government and global organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have reported an increase in phishing emails. “Phishing” is the most common type of cyber-attack that affects organizations like ours. Phishing […]

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