Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) is an email process that assists in preventing phishing attempts.    DMARC looks at an email and determines if the information about who is sending the email matches with the sending server information.

in order to fully implement DMARC LTDS has been working with VUIT to change how email from some of our systems are sent.  LTDS has made and implemented changes for Alma, myEMMA, and other systems over the past 6 months.  We believe all issues have been resolved based on current information.


For additional information see:

What is DMARC – How Does DMARC Work?



New feature in the Institutional Repository

In the previous Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) system users were able to limit their search by department.  This search feature was lost when the ETD system moved to the VUIR.  LTDS has deployed a new department facet to VUIR to reenable this functionality.  Since limiting by ETD department is only relevant to ETDs,  this facet is only available in the ETD community ( .

Streaming videos

Do you have a training video that you want to make available via the web?  We can help!

LTDS has created a tool that allows you to easily link to videos you create and stream them through the campus streaming server. These links can be either limited to users with a VUNetID or open to the public.  Once your directory has been setup,  you can link additional videos when they are ready.

Contact LTDS if you would like to utilize this resource.

New Zoom version available

Zoom has release a new version of the client that will be required before the end of May.  Please upgrade to the newest client, version 5,  as soon as possible.  There are two ways to upgrade the client.


Zoom update method

  1. Start the Zoom client

  1. Click on your profile

  1. Click  check for updates

  1. Select upgrade now.


Direct download and install method

  1. Click on the link below

  1. Once downloaded, double click to install

LTDS February 22th – February 28th 2020

LTDS spend much of the week upgrading systems around the institutional repository as well as working to resolve issues around a data feed on Thursday.

  • Alma/Primo
    • Alma, informs, Letter customization
    • login issue on Thursday
    • Work on the statistics dashboard
  • Desktop/Application support
    • Located last remaining few machines without the SCCM configured
    • Worked with Dell to determine issues with a couple of bad devices
  • Digital Collections/Digital Preservation
    • Adding public web header/footer to ArchivesSpace
    • Added additional exhibit website
    • Upgraded DSpace
    • ArchivesSpace UI work
  • Web/Web applications
    • Updating ILLiad links to utilize SSO on the public web.
    • Made large-scale corrections to address security vulnerabilities within the Lectionary site discovered through monitoring
    • Migrated and upgrade gallery.l.v.e  to new server
  • Other
    • Attending serverless conference
    • Preparation work for upcoming conferences
    • Committee (local and national) work


LTDS February 9th – February 22nd 2020

During these two weeks,  LTDS made progress towards several long term projects including going live with the new ILLiad pages, upgrading the development environment for OJS and adding changes to the ArchivesSpace interface.  Additional changes include:


  • Alma/Primo
    • Work on Grima to resolve enumeration issue
    • Alma letter changes and adding version control
    • ILLiad url changes
  • Desktop/Application support
    • identifying last remaining windows 7 machine in the library
    • Deploying new workstations
    • Tracking down laptops/ revising workflows
    • Reviewing process for VDI issues
  • Digital Collections/Digital Preservation
    • libguide styles
    • New exhibit wordpress site
    • Final changes to the new IR site and preparing to move to production
  • Web/Web applications
    • Library News Online enhancements
      • Increased security on the technology in the libraries site.
      • Various changes to public web change log
      • Work to migrate lectionary authentication away from old framework — part of larger framework migration.
  • Other
    • reviewing public key identification
    • increasing documentation
    • Committee work



LTDS February 2nd – February 8th 2020

LTDS made significant progress towards several planned system upgrades including VUIR, OJS, and ILLiad among other projects this week.


  • Alma/Primo
    • NERS requests submissions for Alma
    • Work on enumeration issues
    • Annex item transfer batch procedure
  • Desktop/Application support
    • Started replacing final windows 7 machines
    • Several issues with telephones
  • Digital Collections/Digital Preservation
    • VURJ template discussion and training
    • OJS upgrade development site
    • ArchivesSpace UI work
    • VUIR development work
  • Web/Web applications
    • ILLiad front-end changes –preparing for upgrade
    • Drafted a report on the current state of accessibility on the library public website
    • continue to resolve issues related to typography refresh
  • Other
    • Conference work with eBUG/ELUNA/TLA/LITA/LLAMA
    • Sharepoint



LTDS January 26th – February 1st 2020

LTDS continued to work through various items including the items below.  One project we are reviewing is how LTDS communicates about our current projects, training sessions, planned upgrades, and how we can better get information back about issues and future plans.  If you have suggestions,  please contact Dale or another member of the team.


  • Alma/Primo
    • Updated/refined fulfillment “Term of Use” policies.  (14 days loan, 28 days loan)
    • Alma data cleanup (Item Note fields)
  • Desktop/Application support
    • Closing in on the end of the Windwos 7 project
    • SCCM installations for systems that failed to check in.
  • Digital Collections/Digital Preservation
    • Work on new VUIR interface/upgrade
    • troubleshooting submissions to ProQuest
    • Work on additional enhancement requests for the ArchivesSpace interface
  • Web/Web applications
    • ILLiad page redesign
    • Resolving post-typography refresh issues
  • Other
    • Continued work on SharePoint cleanup
    • Committee work
    • Working through potential issues with the new Chrome version



LTDS January 19th – 25th 2020

LTDS continued to work on long term projects during the week.  The team also spent a large amount of time on informs this week.

  • Alma/Primo
    • Cleaning up Item Internal Notes via API
    • Enumeration cleanup work
    • Continue refine several fulfillment procedures (course reserve, annex transfer
  • Desktop/Application support
    • TVN troubleshoot computer and inventory equipment
  • Digital Collections/Digital Preservation
    • ArchivesSpace UI changes
    • Worked on dev-ir vu2020 template
    • Continued to resolved issues with Vireo as it is rolled out
  • Web/Web applications
    • Launched the public web typography refresh
    • Developed new portable headers/footers
    • Implementing public web theme on new ILLiad sites
  • Other
    • Server security audits
    • Conference/committee work




LTDS January 12th – 18th 2020

LTDS spent significant time during the week of January 12th preparing for the ILLiad upgrade and revising websites — both public and staff focused.   LTDS continued to work on various log term projects with the anticipation of new projects moving forward soon.  Various other activities include:

  • Alma/Primo
    • course reserve work order process refinement and discussion
    • user issues in Alma -as well as the proxy server
    • worked on enumeration issue and methods to automate the corrections
  • Desktop/Application support
    • applying patched to library servers
    • Deploying new equipment for new staff
    • Revising deployment strategy for SCCM client
    • Resolved issue with EBL training room computers
  • Digital Collections/Digital Preservation
    • Reviewing issues with deposits from Vireo to VUIR.
    • Discussing process of adding materials to Fedora that will also need to be streamed
  • Web/Web applications
    • Preparing for typography refresh
    • Troubleshooting several permissions issues in SharePoint
    • Added several exhibit wordpress sites
  • Other
    • Committee work for local, state, national, and international groups
    • Analytics lab
    • Regular LTDS office hours