For security reasons, we’ve set the default when sharing files in OneDrive to only share with specific people. You will still be able to generate a link that will work for anyone in Middlebury College if you so choose, for example if you want to make a GO link for the whole community and/or link to a particular file from a departmental website.
We are also disallowing anonymous global sharing. If you share a document with someone outside the Middlebury organization, they will need to create a Microsoft account and login to see it.
Finally, users outside the organization can no longer automatically re-share items they don’t own; they will need to request access for anyone else from the original owner.
Thank you for your patience as we strive to provide the best experience and keep our systems functioning optimally.
Our vendor will install a minor software update to the voice mail system on Wednesday evening, December 21, from 6 p.m. until approximately 8 p.m. The voice mail system will be down during this time. This does not affect the telephone system.
A number of library content providers have made significant changes to their platforms in the last several weeks, or they will early in 2017. Listed are some of the major ones, and where you can find out more.
There are probably others; this post may be updated in the near future. If you encounter any problems, please contact email@example.com or your liaison.
Please see the link below for the special maintenance schedule for ITS during the Holiday Break.
We appreciate your patience as we continually strive to keep our systems functioning optimally.
ITS – Central Systems & Network Services
When you hear the words “cloud,” “sync,” and “local” all in one sentence do your eyes glaze over? You are not alone. Please take a look at our new handout (easily revisited using http://go.middlebury.edu/cloudpic) to help you understand Middlebury’s cloud storage and some key points about its use.
Pssst… If you find our handout helpful, please don’t tell your friends about it — let them learn the hard way, eh?
As a reminder, the Library is canceling its subscription to RefWorks citation software (Legacy RefWorks and RefWorks 3) next summer, effective June 30, 2017. After that date, students, faculty, staff and alumni will not be able to use RefWorks through Middlebury’s subscription. For rationale, alternatives and next steps, see The Library is canceling RefWorks next year.
Do you think you’ll miss RefWorks? If so, you should try Zotero citation management software. In January, we’re offering a few Zotero workshops here at the Davis Family Library. Our Zotero guide has scheduling and signup instructions. A librarian would be glad to provide one-on-one advice, too — contact us at go/askus/ and we’ll get you started.