Category Archives: Projects and Processes

Emory’s guest wireless undergoes big change

Emory’s Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) has announced a significant improvement to the guest wi-fi experience while on campus. For years, EmoryGuest, the free wi-fi provided to Emory visitors was a restrictive experience. Starting on May 12, visitors to Emory will enjoy significantly improved performance with fewer restrictions. The wi-fi industry is trending toward […]

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Oxford network redesign a victory for cross-campus collaboration

As is often the case with great advancements, a disaster compels change. Right before the 2017 Oxford College Commencement, the fiber that connected the Oxford computer network with the Atlanta network was accidentally cut. At a crucial time of the academic year, the Oxford network went dark. Network access was quickly restored yet the larger […]

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Expense report submission made easier

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The LITS Business and Administration team continually looks for ways to reduce the amount of time and effort it takes for our internal customers to process expense reports. The LITS Business and Administration staff will submit the official report on behalf of the employee. LITS employees normally report expenses by filling out a “LITS: Travel […]

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OPUS getting a new look this summer

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Coming in June 2018, OPUS (Emory’s PeopleSoft student information system) will be upgraded to a new version of system software. This upgrade will begin after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 and will be completed prior to the start of the business on Monday, June 11. During this maintenance, OPUS will be unavailable to all […]

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International Area Studies Team discusses the globalization of Emory Libraries

When buying a book, the best practice is often to actually look at the book first…even if it means going half way around the world. Last week, Emory Libraries’ International Area Studies Team presented at the InfoForum. Over the past year, members of this team travelled to Argentina, China, India, Japan, Mexico, and Spain on […]

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Virtual reality research may change the way we teach and learn

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Earlier this year, Arya Basu, a visual information specialist working in the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), conducted a virtual reality (VR) experiment in the Woodruff Library that led to some fascinating hypotheses about the future of education. Arya believes his results suggest that VR should be the classroom of the future. In the experiment, users […]

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Rosalyn Metz selected to attend a senior library cohort at UCLA

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Rosalyn Metz, Emory’s director of library technologies and digital strategies, was recently selected to join a group of 17 top academic library directors to be Library Senior Fellows at UCLA for fall 2018. This international cohort  of leaders will travel to UCLA in August for a three-week residential program featuring lectures, guest speakers, case studies, […]

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