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ProQuest's Civil War Collection Honored by ACRL Choice

Library Technology Reports - 1 hour 40 min ago
(January 17, 2018). A unique and comprehensive set of Civil War manuscripts and records is now available on a History Vault module – and Choice has recognized it as one of the magazine's 2017 Outstanding Academic Title award-winners.
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Follett Challenge video voting to begin next week

Library Technology Reports - 1 hour 40 min ago
(January 17, 2018). The public voting will begin next week for the seventh annual Follett Challenge's “People's Choice” awards as the 133 schools and districts entered in this year's competition vie for prizes worth $8,000 each in products and services from Follett. The 10 “People's Choice” prizes will be awarded to those schools/districts that receive the highest number of online votes from the public for their three- to five-minute videos, which were submitted as part of the application process.
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Follett Challenge video voting to begin next week

Library Technology Reports - 1 hour 40 min ago
(January 17, 2018). The public voting will begin next week for the seventh annual Follett Challenge's “People's Choice” awards as the 133 schools and districts entered in this year's competition vie for prizes worth $8,000 each in products and services from Follett. The 10 “People's Choice” prizes will be awarded to those schools/districts that receive the highest number of online votes from the public for their three- to five-minute videos, which were submitted as part of the application process.
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Jobs in Information Technology: January 17, 2018

LITA Blog - 2 hours 37 min ago

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

City of El Segundo, Library Services Director, El Segundo, CA

New York University, Division of Libraries, Metadata Librarian, New York, NY

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

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#LITAchat – LITA at ALA Midwinter 2018

LITA Blog - 4 hours 24 min ago

Attending the 2018 ALA Midwinter conference? Curious about what LITA is up to?

Join us on Friday, January 26, 1:00-2:00pm EST on Twitter to discuss and ask questions about the LITA events, activities, and more happening at this year’s 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO, February 9-13.

To participate, launch your favorite Twitter mobile app or web browser and search for the #LITAchat hashtag and select “Latest” to follow along and reply to questions asked by moderator or other participants. When replying to discussion or asking questions, add or incorporate the hashtags #alamw18 and #litachat.

See you there!

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Gale and NC LIVE Help North Carolinians Prepare for College and Career Advancement

Library Technology Reports - 4 hours 40 min ago
(January 17, 2018). NC LIVE, North Carolina's statewide library consortium, has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide more than 200 academic and public libraries across North Carolina with access to Gale's Testing & Education Reference Center, an interactive eLearning tool powered by Peterson's, the leading provider of education and career guidance. This tool provides college and career planning assistance to help users make informed, confident decisions about their professional future.
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FinELib and Elsevier reach agreement for subscription access and open access publishing

Library Technology Reports - 4 hours 40 min ago
(January 17, 2018). The FinELib consortium and information analytics business Elsevier today signed an agreement making Elsevier's globally published research articles available to Finnish academic institutions, while providing Finnish researches with incentives to publish open access if they so choose.
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Resources: Adopt or Adapt for Sirsi Dynix Connections Summit

Tame the Web - 6 hours 6 min ago

Thanks to all the fine folk that attended my keynote this morning at the Sirsi Dynix Connections Summit!

Download the slides here.

Selected Library Journal “Office Hours” columns cited:

Resources to Inspire:

Exploration Items:

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City of endless night /

New At the Library - 10 hours 40 min ago

    ISBN: 9781455536948
    Author: Preston, Douglas J.


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The whispering room /

New At the Library - 10 hours 40 min ago

    ISBN: 9781501973673
    Author: Koontz, Dean R. 1945-


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The art of running in heels /

New At the Library - 10 hours 40 min ago

    ISBN: 9780062804167
    Author: Gibson, Rachel


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New King County Library System director Begins leadership role

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-01-16 18:21
(January 16, 2018). Most recently the Director and Chief Librarian for Brooklyn Public Library in New York City, Lisa Rosenblum began her first day today as the new director of King County Library System, one of the busiest library systems in the country.
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ByWater Solutions at Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference 2018

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-01-16 18:21
(January 16, 2018). ByWater Solutions team will be exhibiting at Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Super Conference 2018 from January 31 – February 3.
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Deakin University in Australia Selects Yewno Discover Research Application

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-01-16 15:21
(January 16, 2018). Yewno announced that Deakin University, in Victoria, Australia has selected the Yewno Discover research application to support the interdisciplinary and explorative search needs of its faculty and students. University libraries that have adopted Yewno now span seven countries, including the US, UK, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Italy and now, Australia.
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Follett disrupts collegiate campus ecommerce with $50 million technology investment

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-01-16 15:21
(January 16, 2018). Follett Corporation, higher education's leading campus retailer and operator of college stores, announced today that it is making a $50M investment to transform the company's collegiate eCommerce platform. The company's shift to “headless” eCommerce keeps Follett at the cutting edge of commercial online retailing.
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Follett President and CEO Ray Griffith to retire; board appoints Sodexo's Patrick Connolly to succeed Griffith

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-01-16 15:21
(January 16, 2018). Follett Corporation announced that President and CEO Ray A. Griffith will retire from the company at the end of the current fiscal year in March 2018. The Board has appointed former Sodexo executive Patrick E. Connolly to succeed Griffith as President and CEO, effective January 2, 2018.
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Latest LIBERO upgrade focuses on mobile device experience

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-01-16 09:21
(January 16, 2018). LIBERO's latest upgrade makes working on mobile devices more capable and enjoyable than ever.
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National Taiwan University opts for Ex Libris Alma library services

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-01-16 09:21
(January 16, 2018). Ex Libris announced that National Taiwan University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to replace the school's library management system. In addition, NTU's local implementation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution will be migrated to the cloud and integrated with the Alma platform. Through the software-as-a-service model, the university library services will enjoy benefit from the real-time synchronization and automatic updates of the Alma and Primo software solutions.
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Yewno powers better book discovery to top publishers De Gruyter book content now available through Yewno Discover

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2018-01-15 12:20
(January 15, 2018). Yewno, Inc., a leading provider of AI-driven knowledge discovery solutions, announced that publishers who use Ingram Content Group services can make book content discoverable over the Yewno platform. De Gruyter now joins Stanford University Press, Brill, and Wiley as publishers with books provided by Ingram and now discoverable through Yewno.
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Five librarians selected as 2018 IFLA/OCLC Fellows

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2018-01-15 12:20
(January 15, 2018). OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2018. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.
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