Category Archives: Projects and Processes

Electronic Waste: A LITS success story in recycling, sustainability, and security 

The LITS Electronic Waste program is a success story in which Emory is able to sustainably dispose of electronic waste in ways that are good for the environment while also reducing overall cost to the university. Where we were In 2017, Emory was processing electronic waste for the campus in a very basic way. A […]

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Andrew Chin’s AWS Journey

In the coming year, the Database Administration (DBA) Team will begin the work of moving Emory’s massive payload of data and services to Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) cloud platform. We’ve been preparing for years to take this significant step forward and I wanted to take this time to tell the story of my journey into […]

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Data Solutions Team provides COVID researchers with crucial data

As the world struggles with understanding COVID-19, medical researchers at Emory are accessing much-needed patient data from the LITS Data Solutions Team via a pair of projects that have been refocused to directly address the current crisis. Real-Time Analytics (RTA) Real-time analytics (RTA) is utilizing data almost as soon as it is written into the […]

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School of Nursing’s Irene Yang uses AWS at Emory for genomic research

When Irene Yang (asst. professor, School of Nursing) came to Emory, she embarked on a different research journey than most. Her chosen field of study was the microbiome, which is the study of microorganisms that live in a particular area. Part of her training in this field concerned how to analyze the complex gene data […]

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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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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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