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Emerald Publishing announces progressive digital research platform for the social sciences

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-03-19 13:32
(March 19, 2019). Emerald Publishing will launch a completely new Emerald Insight digital research platform. Developed in collaboration with twelve leading international universities, it is designed to make social sciences research easy and enjoyable to discover. Emerald Insight – the home of over 300 journals, 3,000 books, 1,700 case studies and a growing collection of open access content – has been entirely reimagined and rebuilt. The forward-thinking design offers an engaging and rewarding user experience; showcasing researchers' work, paving the way for rapid evolution and meeting future research needs.
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Rakuten OverDrive and Libreka Introduce the OverDrive Ebook and Audiobook Platform in German-Speaking Countries

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-03-19 13:32
(March 19, 2019). Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform worldwide, is partnering with the German digital distribution service provider Libreka to bring its ebook and digital audiobook catalog to public libraries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Libreka is one of the largest distributors in Germany representing over 40,000 publishers and more than 1,000 domestic and international trading partners.
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LITA ALA Annual Precons: Active and Engaging

LITA Blog - Tue, 2019-03-19 12:03

If you’re attending the 2019 ALA Annual Conference, join us for one of our practical workshops and check out all the LITA programming at Annual including the thought-provoking LITA President’s Program.

Friday June 21, 2019, 9:00 am – 4:00pm

  • Sara Margaret Rizzo, Systems Librarian, Monmouth University Library
  • Aisha Conner-Gaten. Instructional Design Librarian, Loyola Marymount University


This workshop for female-identifying individuals will start with looking at imposter syndrome and then allow participants to propose unconference topics such as salary negotiation, creating inclusive job postings, and becoming leaders in the technology field.

Beginning GIt and GitHub
Friday, June 21, 2019 12:00 – 4:00 pm

  • Kate Bronstad, Librarian Web Developer, University Library, Tufts University
  • Heather Klish, Systems Librarian, University Library, Tufts University
  • Ari Gofman, Social Science Data Librarian, Tisch Library, Tufts University


Work smarter, collaborate faster, and share code or other files with the library community using the popular version control system Git. Featuring a mix of fundamentals and hands-on exercises, participants learn the basics of Git, how to use key commands, and how to use GitHub to their advantage.

Metadata Management Tools
Friday, June 21, 2019, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

  • Kelsey George, Cataloging & Metadata Strategies Librarian, UNLV

Participants will use hands-on activities to learn how to incorporate different metadata management tools into their workflows, discuss example use cases for each tool, and have the opportunity to collaborate on problem-solving metadata workflow issues.

Register today!

Not attending Annual? You can register for just a preconference.

Questions or Comments?

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

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University of Technology Sydney selects Ex Libris Alma and Leganto

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-03-19 07:29
(March 19, 2019). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the University of Technology Sydney has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and the Ex Libris Leganto course reading list solution as the university's next-generation integrated system to serve students, academic staff, and library patrons. Alma will replace the school's University's Innovative Millennium library system.
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Dimensions now available to the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-03-19 07:29
(March 19, 2019). The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and Digital Science announce an agreement that will see Dimensions rolled out across the institution. Dimensions is a powerful, linked-research data platform that provides access to more than 140 million contextualized and integrated research outputs and enables researchers at the university to discover their connections for the most complete view of the research landscape.
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Dimensions Now Available at Kazan Federal University

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-03-19 07:29
(March 19, 2019). Digital Science announces an agreement with the Kazan Federal University that will provide Dimensions access to users across the institution. Dimensions is a novel research insights platform designed to break down barriers to access and discovery. With access to Dimensions, researchers at Kazan Federal University can now seamlessly explore the connections between over 141 million grants, publications, clinical trials, patents and policy documents.
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Softlink Information Centres releases Liberty v5 Build 8.031

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-03-19 07:29
(March 19, 2019). Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce the release this week of Liberty v5 Build 8.031. The version includes a number of much anticipated features and enhancements.
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BMJ partners with RedLink to offer Remarq on BMJ Open

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-03-18 13:22
(March 18, 2019). RedLink announced that BMJ is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities offering collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher's site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq launched earlier this week on BMJ Open, an open access journal dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas.
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Public Libraries Are Teaming Up to Prepare Middle Schoolers for 21st Century Careers and Increase Access to STEM Learning Opportunities

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-03-18 13:22
(March 18, 2019). The Urban Libraries Council convened leaders from 11 public library systems in Chicago on March 13-14 to kick off pilot programs designed to test new approaches to engaging low-income middle school youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. These programs are extensions of ULC's Partners for Middle School STEM initiative – a two-year project focused on building multi-sector community partnerships to increase STEM learning opportunities for underserved middle school students.
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Turnitin makes two executive appointments to support product expansion and global growth

Library Technology Reports - Sun, 2019-03-17 01:16
(March 16, 2019). Turnitin announced two executive appointments to strengthen Turnitin's leadership team as it widens its product offering and expands globally. Marc Daubach, formerly corporate vice president and general manager of Europe for Ex Libris Group, is joining Turnitin as corporate vice president of international. Ron Park, an experienced Silicon Valley technology executive, will serve as chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering and operations.
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Turnitin Authorship Investigate supporting academic integrity is released to Higher Education market

Library Technology Reports - Sat, 2019-03-16 19:15
(March 13, 2019). Turnitin, a leading provider of feedback, grading, and plagiarism checking solutions, announced today the general availability of Authorship Investigate, the first solution that supports higher education administrators in addressing contract cheating. Authorship Investigate uses forensic linguistic analysis and Natural Language Processing to help investigators efficiently compare differences in written work and gather the evidence needed to investigate potential cases of contract cheating.
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#LITAchat – Digital Archive and Extended Reality Projects!

LITA Blog - Fri, 2019-03-15 14:17

Join us Friday, March 29, 12:00-1:00pm CDT, on Twitter to hear about, discuss, ask questions on several technology-related projects happening in the field. This month we ‘ll cover a grant-funded digital archives project and eXtended Reality (XR) work!

Our panel will include:

  • Ilana Kingsley, @IlanaKingsley, Associate Professor of Library Science and the Web Librarian for Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Plamen Miltenoff, @SCSUtechinstruc, MLIS Professor, and Mark Gill, VizLab Director, at St. Cloud University

To participate, launch your favorite Twitter app or web browser, search for the #LITAchat hashtag, and select “Latest” to participate and ask questions. Be sure to include the hashtag #litachat.

View more information, as well as past LITAchats.

For all other questions or comments related to LITA events, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or

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EBSCO Industries Inc. chooses Rimini Street for Salesforce Application Management Services

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-03-15 07:09
(March 15, 2019). Rimini Street, a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced that EBSCO Industries, a global holding company with more than 26 business units around the world, has chosen Rimini Street Application Management Services (AMS) for Salesforce to maximize the value and ROI of their Salesforce investment. EBSCO has been successfully leveraging Rimini Street support for its SAP system since 2015, and has now expanded their Rimini Street support service scope to include its Salesforce system.
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Wolf pack /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-03-15 07:09

    ISBN: 9780525538202
    Author: Box, C. J.

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Preservica and Microsoft collaborate to provide enterprise-grade archiving and digital preservation on Azure

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-03-14 13:03
(March 14, 2019). Preservica, leaders in active digital preservation software, has announced the availability of its Enterprise Private Cloud offering on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The combined solution enables Microsoft enterprise and government customers to protect and future-proof critical long-term data over decades in order to extract value, mitigate litigation and compliance risk and intelligently leverage knowledge for competitive advantage.
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When you are near /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-03-14 07:03

    ISBN: 9781493417223
    Author: Peterson, Tracie

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Crashing heat /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-03-14 07:03

    ISBN: 9781368040525
    Author: Castle, Richard

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The next to die /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-03-14 07:03

    ISBN: 9781982609108
    Author: Hannah, Sophie, 1971-

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inLibro lance SécureAccès : nouveau logiciel pour les bibliothèques

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-03-13 19:01
(February 17, 2019). L'entreprise québécoise inLibro, spécialiste en technologie de l'information et technologie documentaire, est fière d'annoncer le lancement officiel de SécureAccès, le logiciel de gestion des ordinateurs publics.
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Jobs in Information Technology: March 13, 2019

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-03-13 15:00

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

SIU Edwardsville, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Ast or Asc Professor, Edwardsville, IL

SIU Edwardsville, Business and Data Reference Librarian, Ast or Asc Professor, Edwardsville, IL

Bates College, Metadata Librarian, Lewiston, ME

Miles Community College, Library Director, Miles City, MT

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

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