2018 Clifford Symposium Library Display

The 2018 Clifford Symposium starts today! Come to Davis Family Library to see our display of related works, including titles noted in The Origin of Others and other works by Toni Morrison.

Also find a multimedia presentation of original audio of Toni Morrison reading from her (then still unpublished) novel Song of Solomon, while teaching at the Breadloaf School of English in 1977. Thanks to Special Collections for providing this recording and related photographs!

Weekly Web Updates – September 17, 2018

 

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

Ongoing Work

  • Fixes and tweaks for the new Institute site https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/
  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Upgrading applications to run on PHP 7.1.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
  • Providing O365 Groups to classes via the Course Hub.

Weekly Web Updates – September 10, 2018

We’ve identified the cause of the issue we encountered in the Drupal 8 PHP upgrade last week and are working on a method of mitigating it.

Meanwhile, we have finished implementing a new group system in Drupal 8 that will be used to manage permissions for office sites and are preparing to add content components to that site in development so that we can begin migrating office content into our new web architecture.

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Fixed an issue in the Directory where certain profiles would not expand to show the full entry in cases where an unprintable value exists in the personal homepage field that the URL parser couldn’t interpret.
  • Profile lists on the Institute website can now use the Image with Text component.
  • Fixed an issue with the Emma for WordPress widget that was preventing the subscription form from displaying.

Ongoing Work

  • Fixes and tweaks for the new Institute site https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/
  • Upgrading applications to run on PHP 7.1.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
  • Creating an online Services Catalog
  • Providing O365 Groups to classes via the Course Hub.

ISSUE – Middlebury Shared Email Accounts

We are experiencing an issue with shared email accounts.  Access is denied to individuals or groups who previously had access.  We are currently working with impacted individuals to restore permissions as swiftly as possible.  We will provide an update as soon as we know more.

We apologize for this disruption. Thank you for your patience.

ITS Helpdesk

RESOLVED – Middlebury Email Send/Receive Errors

We are pleased to report that middlebury.edu email service is restored.  An Office 365 licensing issue impacted roughly one-fifth of the community for approximately 2-3 hours.  During this time email could not be sent from or received by these accounts.  Anyone who sent email to an impacted account received an “undeliverable” error.

The licensing issue has been fixed and email is now flowing properly.  Any messages for which you received “undeliverable” responses will need to be re-sent.

If your computer is still not sending or receiving email please do the following:

Outlook on Mac: Click the button labeled Send & Receive in the top right corner of the toolbar. When prompted, click Go Online.

For Outlook on a PC: please restart your computer.

Thank you for your patience while we worked to resolve matters.  Again, we apologize for the disruption.  Please contact the Helpdesk if you have any outstanding issues or questions.

ITS Help Desk

ISSUE – Middlebury Email Send/Receive Errors

We are experiencing an issue with Middlebury’s email accounts.  Some accounts are not able to send or receive messages; other accounts are functioning but receive errors when trying to email other Middlebury accounts.  We are working to resolve matters as swiftly as possible but we do not currently have an estimated repair time.  We will provide an update as soon as we know more.

We apologize for this disruption. Thank you for your patience.

Hey, Class of 2022!

Hey, Class of 2022

Is the Research Desk in your toolkit yet? Come and talk with a librarian when you start your first assignment. You’ll find that we are always happy to help. You don’t even need a question! Just tell us what you’re working on. Together, we can figure out what you’ll need to do first, next and last.

Fall Research Desk Hours
(September 10 – December 14, 2018)

  • Sunday 1pm-5pm
  • Monday 11am-5pm and 7pm-9:30pm
  • Tuesday 11am-5pm and 7pm-9:30pm
  • Wednesday 11am-5pm and 7pm-9:30pm
  • Thursday 11am-5pm
  • Friday 11am-4pm

And online anytime!
go/askalibrarian/ or
http://go.middlebury.edu/askalibrarian

Have a question outside of the Research Desk hours?
Visit us in our offices! Librarians are conveniently located right behind the Research Desk.

Weekly Web Updates – September 4, 2018

We attempted to upgrade the Drupal cluster to PHP 7.1 this week but an unforeseen system error forced us to revert to the old web servers. Will will attempt this upgrade again in the future after mitigating the issue.

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • WordPress sites synced to Active Directory groups  will no longer have users removed when the group disappears, only if the group still exists and the users are removed. This particularly affected old class groups and caused instructors to lose access after several years when class-groups were automatically removed from the Active Directory.

Ongoing Work

  • Fixes and tweaks for the new Institute site https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/
  • Upgrading applications to run on PHP 7.1.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
  • Creating an online Services Catalog
  • Providing O365 Groups to classes via the Course Hub.