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Jobs in Information Technology: November 13, 2019

LITA Blog - 7 hours 21 min ago

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Libraries Launch Texas GeoData Portal on GIS Day

Library Technology Reports - 7 hours 56 min ago
(November 13, 2019). The University of Texas Libraries are leveraging technological advances in geographic information systems (GIS) to enhance the value of map collections at The University of Texas at Austin with the launch of a new portal that is designed to facilitate discovery of geospatial datasets that are ready to use in GIS software for map making and analysis.
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University of Michigan Library modernizes its systems and improves resource sharing and analytics with Ex Libris Alma and Primo

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-11-12 12:22
(November 12, 2019). Ex Libris announced that the University of Michigan Library has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to provide innovative services to the school's diverse constituents. The University of Michigan Library is one of the largest research libraries in the United States, with almost 13 million volumes, 137,000 current serials, and more than 4.2 million annual visits. This scale and the library's rapid growth rate were key business drivers for the strategic move to modern, cloud-based computing standards and capabilities, including multitenant software as a service (SaaS), and the selection of the Alma platform. Michigan has been a power user of the Ex Libris Aleph® library management system for more than 15 years.
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Gale delivers vital insights into library activity with Gale Engage launch

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-11-12 12:22
(November 12, 2019). Gale, a Cengage company, is helping public libraries engage more effectively with their patrons and communities. Gale Engage, a new cloud-based solution launched today by the company, helps libraries become smarter, more impactful and efficient with patron outreach and engagement. Developed in partnership with Deziner Software, LLC, Gale Engage provides a 360-degree view of library activity across branches, enabling staff to analyze data, personalize marketing outreach and increase engagement with their communities. Read Gale's blog about Gale Engage. Gale Engage is ILS-agnostic and uses data from common library sources to develop groups, enabling library staff to more easily segment audiences and target email communications, driving more meaningful and engaging interactions. The dashboard provides visuals of key performance indicators and metrics, helping libraries measure their effectiveness.
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LITA Opens Call for Innovative LIS Student Writing Award for 2020

LITA Blog - Tue, 2019-11-12 10:31

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s referred journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is February 28, 2020.

The award recognizes superior student writing and is intended to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include, but are not limited to, digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, open source software, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, universal access to technology, and library consortia.

To be eligible, applicants must follow these guidelines and fill out the application form (PDF). Send the signed, completed forms electronically no later than February 28, 2020, to the Award Committee Chair, Julia Bauder, at julia.bauder@gmail.com.

The winner will be announced in May 2020.

About LITA

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership of nearly 2,400 systems librarians, library technologists, library administrators, library schools, vendors, and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. LITA is a division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our BlogFacebook, or Twitter.

About Ex Libris
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS products for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves thousands of customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on FacebookYouTubeLinkedIn, and Twitter.

Contact:

Jenny Levine

Executive Director

Library and Information Technology Association

LITA

jlevine@ala.org

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Theresa S. Byrd takes seat on OCLC Board of Trustees

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-11-11 18:18
(November 11, 2019). Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Dean of the University Library at the University of San Diego, took her seat on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during the board's regular November meeting.
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Chesapeake Public Library plans to increase community engagement with OCLC Wise

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-11-11 18:18
(November 11, 2019). Chesapeake Public Library in Chesapeake, Virginia, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.
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Greensboro Public Library commits to community engagement focus with OCLC Wise

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-11-11 18:18
(November 11, 2019). Greensboro Public Library in Greensboro, North Carolina, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.
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HighWire names Tim Bacci President and CEO

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-11-11 18:18
(November 11, 2019). Scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, today announced the appointment of Tim Bacci as President and Chief Executive Officer.
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OCLC and Taylor and Francis partner to offer seamless workflows

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-11-11 18:18
(November 11, 2019). OCLC has partnered with Taylor and Francis to automate subscription management workflows, eliminating the need for manual intervention by library staff.
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Thanks Cedar Rapids Public Library!

Tame the Web - Mon, 2019-11-11 12:18

Sending a very warm thanks to all the staff at Cedar Rapids Public Library. I spoke and facilitated an exploration of “Wholehearted Libraries” at their Staff Development Day on Friday and thoroughly enjoyed meeting folks, hearing their stories, and touring their amazing building. THANK YOU!

Download the slides here: Cedar Rapids Public Library Staff Day

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ByWater Solutions announced Southwestern College Deets Library is live on Koha

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-11-08 12:05
(November 8, 2019). ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Southwestern College Deets Library, Winfield Kansas is now live! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 51,000 plus holdings from Polaris ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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The 19th Christmas /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-11-08 06:04

    ISBN: 9781549153945
    Author: Patterson, James, 1947-


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ByWater Solutions expands their offerings to support Aspen Discovery

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-11-07 18:01
(November 7, 2019). ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they have acquired Turning Leaf Technologies and will be providing implementation, support, hosting and development services to the Aspen Open Source Discovery system. Mark Noble the founder of both the Pika and Aspen Discovery systems, has joined the ByWater family as the Aspen Discovery Team Lead and users will benefit from his 10 plus years of experience in developing, managing and supporting Discovery systems for Public, Academic and School Libraries.
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Follett launches Book Orders for the Classroom

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-11-07 18:01
(November 7, 2019). Two years after introducing its book fair business, Follett is launching Follett Book eFairs, an innovative approach to reimagining the classroom book-ordering process. Follett Book eFairs allow teachers to create an online book order in less than five minutes, make custom recommendations for students, and easily communicate with parents. Significantly, eFairs also will streamline the payment process by eliminating the need for teachers to handle cash or checks and paper order forms.
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Deutscher Verbund in NRW entscheidet sich für die Bibliotheksdienstplattform Ex Libris Alma

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-11-07 12:01
(November 7, 2019). Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt hiermit bekannt, dass das Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (hbz) im Namen des nordrhein-westfälischen Verbundes den Vertrag mit Ex Libris über die Einführung der Bibliotheksdienstplattform Alma bei den 43 Mitgliedsinstitutionen des Verbundes unterzeichnet hat. Die Alma-Plattform wird acht verschiedene Systeme ersetzen, die derzeit im Einsatz sind.
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Kiss the girls and make them cry : a novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-11-07 06:00

    ISBN: 9781501171710
    Author: Clark, Mary Higgins


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Signs : the secret language of the universe /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-11-07 06:00

    ISBN: 9780399591594
    Author: Jackson, Laura Lynne.


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Final option /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-11-07 06:00

    ISBN: 9780525541820
    Author: Cussler, Clive


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The family upstairs /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-11-07 06:00

    ISBN: 9781501190124
    Author: Jewell, Lisa


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