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Ex Libris ospita il primo meeting del Comitato Consultivo sulla Gestione della Ricerca

Library Technology Reports - 4 hours 47 min ago
(May 20, 2019). Ex Libris ha il piacere di annunciare che dal 14 al 16 maggio 2019 si è svolto il primo meeting del Comitato Consultivo sulla Gestione della Ricerca. Il comitato è formato dai principali leader di nove istituzioni con sede in Nord America ed Europa e dagli esperti di Ex Libris in materia di gestione della ricerca.
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CALL 2019 Welcomes Lucidea's Unrivaled ILS and KM Solutions, SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus and Inmagic Presto

Library Technology Reports - Sat, 2019-05-18 09:53
(May 18, 2019). Lucidea, provider of leading innovative ILS and KM solutions SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus and Inmagic Presto, will attend this year's CALL/ACBD Conference in Edmonton AB, May 26th through 29th.
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Infobase selects LibLynx to provide COUNTER Reporting & Analytics

Library Technology Reports - Sat, 2019-05-18 09:53
(May 18, 2019). Infobase has selected LibLynx to provide COUNTER-compliant reporting and related business intelligence across its portfolio of brands, including Facts On File, Films On Demand, and Learn360.
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The 18th abduction /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-05-18 09:53

    ISBN: 9781549151699
    Author: Patterson, James, 1947-


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Atairos makes investment in ProQuest

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-05-17 21:48
(May 17, 2019). ProQuest and Atairos, an independent private company focused on supporting growth-oriented businesses, announced that Atairos will acquire an ownership position in ProQuest. ProQuest will use the proceeds from the transaction to repurchase most of the shares owned by entities affiliated with the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, which will retain a minority interest in the Company. Cambridge Information Group will maintain its majority ownership of ProQuest. CIG has been the majority owner of ProQuest since 2007, overseeing a period of growth through new product innovation and strategic acquisitions that have helped ProQuest customers respond to changing environments.
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Duncanville Public Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-05-17 21:48
(May 17, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced that Duncanville Public Library, in Texas is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 91,000 plus holdings from TLC ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Legislative Assembly of Nunavut goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-05-17 21:48
(May 17, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced that the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut in Iqaluit, NU Canada, is now live on Koha.
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ByWater Solutions Partners Sponsor Development in Koha 18.11 Release

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-05-17 21:48
(May 17, 2019). ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that several of its library partners sponsored new features in Koha 18.11 Release.
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LITA Learnings: Techniques in Managing a Library Services Platform

LITA Blog - Fri, 2019-05-17 12:32

Register now
Techniques in Managing a Library Services Platform
Thursday, May 30, 2019, Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time,

As libraries move from legacy Integrated Library Systems (ILS) to next generation Library Services Platforms (LSP) and face evolving user needs, soft skills, such as team building, project management, and leadership skills become as essential as technology skills. This 90-minute webinar provides practical techniques for managing this change through the exploration of a case study.

Learning Outcomes

  • An overview of lean methodologies (Agile, DevOps, Value Streams)
  • Strategies and techniques to develop collaborative team infrastructure (mapping needs with people, product, and processes)
  • Tools to be explored / adopted to facilitate collaborative team work
  • Humanizing the library through inclusive culture

Presenter: Hong Ma, Head of Library Systems, Loyola University Chicago

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! Register and you’ll receive a link to the recording.

More LITA Continuing Education

Creating an InterDisciplinary Space @ Your Library
June 11, 2019, Noon – 1:00 pm Central Time
Presenter: Jessica Bennett

Managing Special User Groups in Academic Libraries
July 16, 2019, Noon – 1:30 pm Central time
Presenters: Charissa Brammer and Sommer Browning

Check out our spring lineup and get details on our latest round of online learning to boost your skill set!

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to LITA continuing education, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org

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EBSCO Information Services partners with the Carroll Center for the Blind to advance user research and design

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-05-17 03:39
(May 16, 2019). EBSCO Information Services and The Carroll Center for the Blind today announced a partnership in which the two organizations will work together to improve and enhance the experience across EBSCO products for users with a varying array of disabilities. The Carroll Center for the Blind, based in Newton, Massachusetts, offers a wide range of comprehensive services for the blind and visually impaired at all ages and all stages of vision loss.
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Ex Libris hosts its first Research Management Advisory Council meeting

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-05-17 03:39
(May 16, 2019). Ex Libris announced that the first meeting of the Ex Libris Research Management Advisory Council took place on May 14–16, 2019. The council consists of thought leaders from nine institutions in North America and Europe as well as Ex Libris experts in research management.
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Experts Lead Voyager Sopris Learning's 2019 Online Literacy Symposium

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-05-16 09:37
(May 16, 2019). Registration is underway for Voyager Sopris Learning's 2019 Literacy Symposium, a two-day online professional development event, July 8-9, featuring leading experts sharing the most current research in literacy instruction. The Literacy Symposium will provide PreK to college educators with an opportunity to explore the relationships among language, reading, and writing, plus connect theory to classroom practice. Sessions are designed for teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, curriculum directors, and professional developers.
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Private Academic Library Network of Indiana's Affordable Education Initiative Garners Support from Lilly Endowment

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-05-16 09:37
(May 16, 2019). Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded $520,000 to the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) for PALSave, an affordable education initiative that will combat rising textbook costs and their detrimental effects on student success and retention.
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Blythe Public Library selects Insignia

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-05-16 09:37
(May 16, 2019). Insignia Software announced that they have been awarded the contract to provide their ILS and services to The Blythe Public Library at the Commons in Blythe, GA
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First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio selects Insignia

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-05-16 09:37
(May 16, 2019). Insignia Software announced they have been awarded the contract to provide their ILS and services to The First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio in San Antonia, TX. They have recently completed the process of converting their initial 14,000+ holdings from Athena using Insignia's unique auto-cataloging feature; and will be providing ongoing support for their library going forward.
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Nevada Supreme Court Law Library goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-05-16 03:33
(May 14, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced that the Nevada Supreme Court Law Library, is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 73,000 plus holdings from Polaris ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Jobs in Information Technology: May 15, 2019

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-05-15 14:13

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks.

New This Week

LITA, Membership and Marketing Manager, Chicago, IL

Georgia State University, Data Services Librarian, Atlanta, GA

Georgia State University, Urban Studies Librarian, Atlanta, GA

University of Arkansas, Business Librarian, Fayetteville, AR

Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information on submitting a job posting.

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LITA @ ALA Annual 2019 – Executive Perspectives

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-05-15 11:32
Executive Perspectives: A Conversation on the Future of the Library Technology Industry

Monday, June 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Washington Convention Center, 146A

Marshall Breeding, author of the annual Library Systems Report published in American Libraries, has assembled and will moderate this panel of senior executives representing organizations that produce software or services for libraries.

Breeding will give a brief introduction and will then lead a lively discussion of technology and business trends. This year, the panel discussion will focus on issues related to the use of open source software for core resource management, repository, and discovery systems. Specific topics will be announced prior to the Annual Conference. 

  • Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant, Creator and Publisher Library Technology Guides.
  • Laurie Arp, Director of Collections Services and Community Supported Software , Lyrasis
  • Lynn Bailey, Chief Executive Officer and CFO, Index Data
  • Neil Block, Vice President for Global Open Source Innovation, EBSCO Information Services
  • Brendan A. Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer, ByWater Solutions
  • Mike Rylander, Executive Director, Equinox Software Initiative

Panelists will be expected to candidly reflect the perspectives of their organizations but not promote their products.

Register for the 2019 ALA Annual Conference today!

If you’re attending ALA Annual 2019, join us for one of our practical workshops and check out the full slate of LITA programming. For a quick 10-minute preview of LITA highlight events at Annual, watch the LITA Conference Kickoff recording.

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to LITA at ALA Annual 2019, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org

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ChiliFresh announces book jacket cover at for $1000 USD per year

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-05-14 03:01
(May 14, 2019). ChiliFresh announced a flat price for Book Jacket Cover Art for libraries of all types and sizes. Beginning immediately, any library can create an account online at ChiliFresh.com and integrate Book Jacket Cover Art into their online catalog for $1000 USD per year. Having ChiliFresh Book Jacket Cover Art will ensure you will have the most complete coverage available for your collection.
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Lucidea's Essentia Program: ILS, KM and Collections Management for Small Organizations

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-05-14 03:01
(May 14, 2019). Lucidea's Essentia program delivers outstanding value to smaller organizations or departments within larger companies. Offering the features—and benefits—of its enterprise-class knowledge management, library automation and collections management applications as right-sized solutions, Lucidea provides the essential capabilities smaller clients need at a price they can afford.
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