Information technology plays a pivotal role in the research, instruction and learning within our field, and plays a lively role in the career prospects of our graduate students.
In recognition of these key roles, the SLIS technology staff is dedicated to providing students, faculty and staff with reliable access to advanced research computing systems and software.
The SLIS Technology Staff maintains a help system to help with common questions and difficulties.
In addition to providing access to Indiana University's central computing systems, we maintain our own Unix (VMware/ESXI, Red Hat Linux, Apple Mac OS X) and Windows 2008 servers; and workstations in order to offer the following to the SLIS community:
There are 2 labs open to all members of the SLIS community, as well as 1 reserved for Ph.D. students:
The SLIS Information staff provides and maintain a heterogenous mix of servers for staff, faculty and student use. SLIS maintains several Linux servers, several machines running Apple's OS X, and Windows Server machines.
Ella (ella.slis.indiana.edu) is the general web server, Iris(iris.slis.indiana.edu) is our unix shell machine. Ella/Iris provides an excellent workspace for technologies such as Java, Python, Perl, PHP, XML, XSLT, PEAR, PostgreSQL, etc.
PostgreSQL accounts are available! Please send a request to email@example.com; be sure to include your IU username, what the intended use is, how much space you think you will need.
Unix home directories are scheduled for backups nightly. User data on Windows desktop computers, Windows scratch drives, OS X network homes, and OS X scratch drives are not on a backup system, and the technology staff cannot retrieve, or assume responsibilty for, data lost from these locations.
SLIS students are allotted 1500 pages each per semester (fall, spring, and summer) of printing on SLIS printers. The Ph.D. student allotment is 2000 pages per semester. Overage charges are at a rate equal to the cost of photocopying on a campus Self Service Copy Machine (Fall 2012 rate is $0.11 per page). Overages shall be billed at the end of the semester in which they are incurred.
This 1500 pages is in addition to the 1000 pages you can print in UITS STC labs (ie. the Undergraduate Library Services Information Commons). SLIS printing will count against your SLIS quota and UITS STC printing will count against your UITS quota. Either allotment can be checked at the STC Printing Services page.
More information on your UITS allottment is available from the KB: Standard Printing Allotments.
The information technology staff is here to help provide computing support to the school's students, faculty and staff. Technology consultants can be found in the SLIS Information Commons (LI002). System Support Specialists are also available for assistance.
System support requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org This helps route requests in a timely manner.
The School of Library and Information Science periodically offers free, informal workshops on a variety of technical subjects. Future workshops will be announced on the SLIS-L listserv when they are available.
*Access may vanish once university computing account password is disabled. We reserve the right to remove accounts at any time without notice. Students not enrolled in a SLIS degree program may have ella accounts deleted if no longer enrolled in a SLIS course.