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.
Applications: 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: 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.).
Infrastructure: In addition to application and hardware support LIT also supports audio-visual equipment maintenance and coordination of data and voice port moves and installs.
Navigators: Student Navigators provide front-line support to library users at the Raynor 1st floor Information Desk. This includes assisting patrons with applications provided on library computers (Mac and PC), photocopier/printer maintenance, and wireless access issues.
Server management: LIT provides internal support for library staff file storage as well as platforms for licensed CD-ROM and DVD database products.
MARQCAT / MarqcatPlus: LIT is responsible for coordinating service and software upgrades to the library's online catalog and its associated products (QuickSearch, FindIt@MU, etc.).
Web site: The Library's web site is comprised of over 16,000 web pages. While page content is principally controlled by department editors the maintenance of the homepage, style sheets, and overall site maintenance is the responsibility of LIT.