Library Information Technology
The purpose of Library Information Technology (LIT) is to promote and facilitate the effective integration of technology to meet Library goals and to empower Library staff and patrons with a stable, secure and user-friendly computing infrastructure and customer-oriented technical support system.
Areas of Support
Library staff use a plethora of software applications to perform their duties and to make library collections available to the public. LIT is responsible for testing, installing, upgrading, and providing training as needed for these applications.
Desktops & Laptops
Between Memorial and Raynor Libraries, there are over 300 computers (Mac and PC) for public and staff use. LIT is responsible for setup, drive imaging, software upgrades, service and maintenance of these computers and associated peripherals (barcode readers, external drives, printers, scanners, etc.).
LIT supports and maintains applications hosted on various web hosting services in addition to supporting audio-visual equipment throughout the library. LIT also supports other hardware across the library, including laptop checkout kiosks and self-checkout machines.
LIT Staff provides support to library users in the Learning Commons. This includes assisting patrons with applications provided on library computers (Mac and PC), copier/printer maintenance, wifi access issues, and database access issues.
Digital Scholarship Lab
LIT provides support for the Digital Scholarship Lab including equipment support/maintenance, and support for web projects created or supported by the Lab.
Beaumier Suites Conference Center
LIT staff provides support for the Center's computers and a variety of audio visual services for conference center users. For more details on support and services, please see information regarding the Technology and Equipment Available.
MARQCAT / MARQCATplus
LIT is responsible for coordinating service and software upgrades to the library's online catalog and its associated products (Decision Center, FindIt@MU, etc.).
The Library's websites are comprised of thousands of web pages. While page content is principally controlled by department editors, the maintenance of the homepage, styles, and overall site maintenance is the responsibility of LIT. LIT also helps create and maintain custom web applications used by the library and its patrons.