Core Services

Core Services provides server infrastructure, systems integration, and automation of workflows and processes to support other units in LIT as well as other areas of the library system.

What we do

  • Server Hardware/Software Maintenance and Support: purchase, installation, repair, preventative maintenance, on-call support, security management, data backup, upgrades, and replacement for over eighty servers and over a petabyte of storage in three different locations.

  • Data loading and preservation: loading, processing, tracking, and archiving of digitized materials.

  • Database Administration: installation, maintenance, and upgrades of several database environments.

  • System-level support: Management of the servers and databases that underlie many of the library's services, including HathiTrust, Mirlyn, the library's web site and proxy server, and over 100 distinct digital text and image collections managed by the library.

  • Systems Integration: examples include participation in campus-wide working groups focusing on authentication, authorization, and directory services, and a pilot of the Shibboleth authentication and authorization system in partnership with ITCS.

  • Access Control: maintenance of access control rules behind Library Authentication to control access to locally-hosted web-based resources. As needs dictate, Core Services configures the system to restrict access to resources based on IP address, password, or a combination.

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Last modified: 11/14/2011