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KMWorld 2019 Welcomes Lucidea's Portfolio of Intelligent KM Solutions

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-10-28 23:35
(October 28, 2019). Lucidea, developer of a full portfolio of powerful knowledge management solutions, will bring its Trend-Setting Product, Inmagic Presto, to the 2019 KMWorld conference in Washington, DC on November 4th-7th, along with its other powerful knowledge management applications used worldwide by leading corporations, professional services firms, heritage institutions, and nonprofits.
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Softlink IC at the IALL 2019 Conference in Sydney October 27

Library Technology Reports - Sun, 2019-10-27 23:32
(October 27, 2019). Softlink Information Centres will be exhibiting at the 2019 International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) conference in Sydney. Softlink IC's Technical Services Manager Sarah Thompson is excited to be a part of the conference and looks forward to catching up with some of our Liberty and illumin customers. She is also keen to meet up with librarians and knowledge managers who would like more information on either, or both, of our products.
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You suck at cooking : the absurdly practical guide to sucking slightly less at m

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-10-26 11:24

    ISBN: 9780525576563

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The archery drill book /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-10-26 11:24

    ISBN: 9781492588344
    Author: Ruis, Steve, 1946-

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When to walk away : finding freedom from toxic people /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-10-26 11:24

    ISBN: 9780310346760
    Author: Thomas, Gary

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The oracle /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-10-26 11:24

    ISBN: 9781629996301
    Author: Cahn, Jonathan

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Elsevier Launches the Research Data Management Librarian Academy

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-10-25 17:22
(October 25, 2019). Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced the launch of the Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA), an online program created by a team of expert librarians in the Northeastern United States.The RDMLA is intended primarily for librarians but is also applicable for researchers. The program consists of eight units, which can be taken in sequence or at the user's choice separately. Each unit takes an average of an hour to complete and consists of videos, slides, demonstrations, reading resources and self-assessments. The program is geared for the practicing librarian who wants to learn about research data management (RDM) but may be time-crunched and not able to leave work to obtain formal training.
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PowerSchool to acquire Schoology, creating the most comprehensive unified classroom solution for K-12 Education

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-10-25 17:22
(October 25, 2019). PowerSchool, a leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Schoology, a leading K-12 learning management system. PowerSchool currently supports 45 million students with its full suite of K-12 technology solutions, including industry-leading student information systems, assessment and analytics, special education, finance, HR, and talent management tools. Schoology supports more than 20 million users through its learning management and embedded formative assessment platform. Combined, this will allow all customers to access a world-class unified classroom solution that will integrate with any student information system (SIS) they currently use.
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ALA denounces Amazon, Macmillan in response to Congressional inquiry on competition in digital markets

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-10-25 17:22
(October 25, 2019). Current practices by content publishers and distributors in digital markets limit libraries' ability to deliver core services, according to a new report publicly released today by the American Library Association (ALA). Submitted in response to an inquiry from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, ALA's report underscores practices by companies like Amazon and Macmillan Publishers that threaten Americans' right to read what and how they choose and imperil other fundamental First Amendment freedoms. The report urges lawmakers to curb anti-competitive practices of digital market actors.
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The State of Open Data 2019 – Global Attitudes towards Open Data

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-10-25 17:22
(October 25, 2019). Figshare, the online digital repository for academic research, launched its annual report The State of Open Data 2019, to coincide with global celebrations around Open Access Week. The report is the fourth in the series and includes survey results and a collection of articles from global industry experts, as well as a foreword from Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services). The State of Open Data is now the longest running longitudinal study on the subject, which was created in 2016 to examine attitudes and experiences of researchers working with open data – sharing it, reusing it, and redistributing it.
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Submit your 2020 Annual Meeting Request by Feb 7

LITA Blog - Fri, 2019-10-25 13:08

The LITA meeting request form is now open for the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. All LITA committee and interest group chairs should use it to let us know if you plan to meet at Annual. We’re looking forward to seeing what you have planned.

The deadline to submit your meeting request is Friday, February 7, 2020.

We’re going to change how we’ve listed meetings in the past. If you do NOT submit this form, your group will NOT be included in the list of LITA session on our website, the online scheduler, or the print program. While we’ll still hold the Joint Chairs meeting on Saturday from 8:30-10:00am and use that same room for committee and IG meetings from 10:30-11:30am, your group will only be listed if you submit this form.

You should also use it if you want to request a meeting on a different day or time. The sooner you get your request in, the better.

Please note that if you don’t submit this form by February 7, ALA Conference Services may not be able to accommodate your meeting because there will be less space for them to work with when scheduling sessions.

Please contact us at if you have questions about any of this.

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Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award

LITA Blog - Thu, 2019-10-24 17:03

LITA and OCLC invite nominations for the 2020 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. Submit your nomination no later than December 31, 2019.

The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research showing promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information or how information and data are manipulated and managed. The winner receives $2,000 cash, an award citation, and an expense-paid trip (airfare and two nights lodging) to the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

Nominations will be accepted from any member of the American Library Association. Nominating letters must address how the research is relevant to libraries; is creative in its design or methodology; builds on existing research or enhances potential for future exploration; and/or solves an important current problem in the delivery of information resources. A curriculum vitae and a copy of several seminal publications by the nominee must be included. Preference will be given to completed research over work in progress. The intent is to recognize a body of work probably spanning years, if not the majority of a career. More information and a list of previous winners can be found on the LITA website.

Thank you to OCLC for recognizing top researchers in our profession by sponsoring this award.

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Core Update – October 23, 2019

LITA Blog - Thu, 2019-10-24 11:14

Greetings again from the Steering Committee of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a proposed division of ALA.

Thank you for all of your questions and feedback about the proposed new division! The Steering Committee has been revising Core documents based on what we’ve heard from you so far in order to share draft bylaws and other information with you soon. We want you to know that we are continuing to listen and incorporate the feedback you’re providing via Town Halls, Twitter Chats, the Core feedback form, and more. 

In our next Steering Committee meeting, we will be discussing how we can support the operational involvement of interested volunteers. If you have ideas on how members should be involved, please share them with us through the feedback form

We’re working hard to ensure everyone can participate in the Core conversation, so please let us know what could make Core a compelling and worthy division home for you. Full details for all our upcoming events are below.

Miss any of the discussion? Catch up here:

You can always stay up to date on the latest Core news by visiting, but we also need to hear from you. Members like you will shape the future of this proposed division — please participate in these conversations to help develop and refine Core’s division identity. 


Your Core Steering Committee:

Christopher Cronin, 2019-20 ALCTS President-Elect

Tyler Dzuba, 2019-20 LLAMA President-Elect

Evviva Weinraub, 2019-20 LITA President-Elect

Lindsay Cronk, LITA Representative

Erica Findley, ALCTS Representative

Kate Hall, LLAMA Representative

Cotina Jones, LLAMA Representative

Ted Quiballo, LITA Representative

Chelcie Rowell, ALCTS Representative

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Highland Community College joins NEKLS and chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha support

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-10-23 17:08
(October 23, 2019). ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Highland Community College has joined NEXT Shared Regional Catalog with Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS). ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 13,000 plus holdings from TLC library solutions and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Jobs in Information Technology: October 23, 2019

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-10-23 13:10

New This Week

Visit the LITA Jobs Site for additional job listings and information on submitting your own job posting.

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Twice in a blue moon /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-10-23 11:07

    ISBN: 9781982135706
    Author: Lauren, Christina

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Agent running in the field /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-10-23 11:07

    ISBN: 9781984878878
    Author: Le Carre, John, 1931-

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The night fire /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-10-23 11:07

    ISBN: 9780316485616
    Author: Connelly, Michael, 1956-

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The deserter : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-10-23 11:07

    ISBN: 9781501101779
    Author: DeMille, Nelson

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Warrior of the Altaii /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-10-23 11:07

    ISBN: 9781250247650
    Author: Jordan, Robert, 1948-2007

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