Additional Accessibility Classes Added

With the launch of the new university-wide accessibility policy in March, ITS′s accessibility team continues to offer training opportunities for staff to learn how to create compliant web content. You can check their training page to learn about upcoming sessions as they are scheduled. You can also email the accessibility team at  if you would like to get onto their email list.  The list provides announcements for upcoming training opportunities and provides a channel to support needs beyond the sessions scheduled.
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ILLiad Successfully Migrated to Managed Yale ITS Infrastructure

"Library building details" by Anne is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Library building details” by Anne is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

ILLiad, the library’s interlibrary loan and scan and deliver management platform, has been successfully migrated to VMware infrastructure hosted by Yale ITS. The system is used to receive, track, and manage patron borrowing requests including physical delivery of items from libraries worldwide, scanned book chapters, and scanned articles from Yale University Library’s collections.  Yale ITS will now provide systems and database administrative support for the service. The Enterprise Systems group within Library IT will continue to act as the owner and primary point of contact for the service and Atlas Systems will continue to provide application support. ITS staff, including Robert Wolfe from the Windows systems administration team, Kathryn Dobbins from the database team, and John Lee from the information security group all worked closely with the library systems group and were instrumental in completing the transition on schedule.


FindIt, QuickSearch Security Design Review Completed

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data.path Ryoji.Ikeda – 4” by r2hox is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Yale University Library FindIt and QuickSearch services have completed a Security Design Review (SDR) by the Information Security Office of Yale ITS.  These systems use the Hydra repository solution as the underlying technology stack.  The SDR process is used to provide recommendations for building, improving, or reengineering services to meet University policies, industry best practices, laws, and regulation requirements.  Thanks to Bob Rice for evaluating and implementing the recommendations and Tom Castiello and Marcus Aden from the Information Security Office for their insight and participation.

Libguides into ClassesV2

ITS, Library IT and Melanie Maksin have worked together on a  pilot project to embed Libguides directly into ClassesV2. We’ve successfully embedded links from about 50 classes to 22 guides (always with the approval of the faculty owner of the ClassesV2 site). So far all feedback has been positive. We’ll report back to the library on use stats during the semester.