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Christmas in Winter Hill /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-06 11:39

    ISBN: 9780800736101
    Author: Carlson, Melody

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Old bones /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-06 11:39

    ISBN: 9781549181757
    Author: Preston, Douglas J.

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Rival's break /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-06 11:39

    ISBN: 9780778308102
    Author: Neggers, Carla

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Lynn Silipigni Connaway is 2019 recipient of the Watson Davis Award for Service

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-09-05 17:37
(September 5, 2019). The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) has announced that Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Director, Library Trends and User Research, OCLC Research, is the 2019 recipient of the Watson Davis Award for Service.
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Softlink IC Liberty's London Conference on September 12!

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-09-05 11:36
(September 5, 2019). Softlink's Technical Services Manager, Sarah Thompson and General Manager John Crook are looking forward to catching up with our Liberty customers at the September 12th 2019 London Liberty User Group Meeting. This year Softlink information Centres will also hold an hour long Liberty and illumin Showcase following the conference from 4.00 pm – 5.00pm.
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Ex Libris integrates altmetric badges into the Esploro research services solution

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-09-05 11:36
(September 5, 2019). Ex Libris and Altmetric are pleased to announce the integration of Altmetric badges with the Esploro research services solution. The Altmetric badges, which offer an at-a-glance summary of online engagement with each publication, will be added to research publication pages in Esploro, providing users with additional insight into the attention that each piece of research receives immediately following its publication. The badges are a valuable addition to the measurement of research dissemination and influence available through the Esploro research services solution.
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Jobs in Information Technology: September 4, 2019

LITA Blog - Thu, 2019-09-05 09:59

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday afternoons.

New This Week

Systems Librarian, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C. (search for “systems librarian” on the site)

Part-Time Librarian, Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory, Rancho Mirage, CA

Visit the LITA Jobs Site for more available jobs and information on submitting your own job posting.

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Follett appoints Britten Follett to lead its PreK-12 Business

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-09-04 17:34
(September 4, 2019). Follett Corporation announced the appointment of Britten Follett to lead Follett School Solutions, the company's PreK-12 business. A fifth-generation family member, Follett has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Follett School Solutions. Follett most recently served as Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Classroom Initiatives for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space.
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Missing person /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-09-04 11:34

    ISBN: 9780316396646
    Author: Lotz, Sarah

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This tender land : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-09-04 11:34

    ISBN: 9781476749310
    Author: Krueger, William Kent

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Vendetta in death /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-09-04 11:34

    ISBN: 9781250207180
    Author: Robb, J. D., 1950-

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Digital Science and the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics join forces to provide ISSI members with free access to Dimensions and Altmetric data

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-09-03 11:29
(September 3, 2019). Digital Science, a leader in scholarly technology, is pleased to announce a collaboration with the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) that will give ISSI members enhanced access to Dimensions and Altmetric data for scientometric research.ISSI is an international association of scholars and professionals active in the interdisciplinary study science of science, science communication, and science policy. The ISSI community advances the boundaries of quantitative science studies, from theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives.Starting on October 1 2019, ISSI members will formally be invited to apply for no-cost access to Altmetric and Dimensions web tools and APIs. A committee of ISSI members will provide expert assessment of researchers' applications and guidance on using Altmetric and Dimensions in their research.
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Take Altmetrics to the Next Level with this LITA webinar

LITA Blog - Tue, 2019-09-03 11:00

Sign up for a repeat of this popular LITA webinar.

Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library’s Systems and Services

Instructor: Lily Troia, Solutions Account Manager, Digital Science
October 3, 2019, Noon – 1:30 pm Central time

Altmetrics are traditionally viewed as the realm of evaluation and assessment, but altmetric data can offer valuable insights throughout the research lifecycle. It can help inform researcher decisions around where to publish or self-deposit, with whom (and where) to collaborate, and provide those tasked with facilitating the scholarly process a richer, more complete view of research attention and influence.

Register here, courses are listed by date

This 90-minute webinar will bring participants up to speed on the current state of altmetrics, and focus in on changes across the scholarly ecosystem. Through sharing of use cases, tips, and open discussion, this session will help participants to develop a nuanced, strategic framework for incorporating and promoting wider adoption of altmetrics throughout the research lifecycle at their institution and beyond.

View details and Register here.

Discover upcoming LITA webinars and web courses

Guiding Students through Digital Citizenship – Re-scheduled
Presenter: Casey Davis
Offered: October 16, 2019

In-house vs. Outsourced Digitization: similarities, key differences and pitfalls to avoid
Presenter: Marina Georgieva
Offered: October 29, 2019

You Can Keynote
Presenter: Dorothea Salo
Offered: November 14, 2019

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to the course, LITA at (312) 280-4268 or

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Civica enlightens library search with artificial intelligence

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-09-02 17:26
(August 30, 2019). Civica has built a cloud-based AI infused library search and management platform, leveraging technology first developed by Microsoft to search and interpret all the documents associated with the death of President Kennedy.
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Protecting SJCPL Libraries = Strong & Engaged Communities

Tame the Web - Mon, 2019-09-02 12:37

Text of a letter I just emailed:

Dear South Bend Common Council –

I was born and raised in Mishawaka and worked as a librarian at SJCPL for 15 years – 1991 – 2006. We saw the internet and Web come in and change information services. The library leveraged this to become on of the best in the nation. I have since moved on to be an Associate Professor at the School of Information at San Jose State University but I often check in on my home library. I was saddened to hear about the plan to modify LIT. I would urge you all to reconsider this plan. “The Library is a growing organism” is a foundational tenet of librarianship and I believe SJCPL continues to explore how best to serve citizens in its service area with improved and expanded spaces, recreational experiences and opportunities to learn for all ages. This is how libraries grow and how they help grow communities. The purpose of the public library is to preserve the integrity of civilization. In the past few years there has been a pronounced shift from libraries as book warehouses to multi-faceted information organizations, serving as centers for discovery, learning, and experience.  These places are called libraries. They will always provide access to the world’s knowledge, in whatever container available, but space for sharing and exchange of ideas is becoming just as important as shelves of books. A librarian who helped design an award winning public library in Aarhus, Denmark, once told me: “Libraries should be built for people” with books being one part of what the public library does. SJCPL has long practiced these ideals and the renovation of Main is proof of this. The fact that a branch library could close as a result of modifying LIT detracts from the important evolution SJCPL is undertaking.  I truly believe libraries can be the center of a community, offering a place to access to materials and information, a place to gather with others to learn, and a place that promotes curiosity, happiness, and the well being of those who make use of its services. Please consider the positive outcomes of not redistributing LIT.  SJCPL should continue to grow as a library system that will expand minds and craft futures for years to come.

Thank you – Michael Stephens From SJCPL: In St. Joseph County, there is a proposal (Resolution # R7-19) before County and City governments to shift over $8m dollars out of the local income tax rate.

This proposed shift will equal half a million dollars in lost revenue for the Library in 2020 and every year thereafter. For the St. Joseph County Public Library, half a million dollars is equal to one of our neighborhood branches – LaSalle, River Park, Tutt or Western.

On Thursday, September 5, there will be a meeting of all the elected bodies to discuss the proposed tax change. We want to make a strong show of support at this meeting where we’ll get the eyes of the Common Council, County Council, and Mishawaka City Council, as well as the County Commissioners and mayors. We have not yet been invited to participate but we’ll be there.

Please be there with us.

We’ll be closing all SJCPL locations at 5 pm for a Night Without Libraries. At 5:15 pm, we’ll leave the Main Library to walk to the County City Building for the 6 pm meeting.
We want our friends and our supporters with us. We want to fill the Council Chambers and the halls on the 4th floor of the County City Building. Bring a book and walk with us in support of your local libraries.
Public Libraries in St. Joseph County need your help. Act now:

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Lyngsoe Systems' Library unit celebrates tenth anniversary

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-09-02 11:26
(September 2, 2019). Lyngsoe Systems, a world leader in logistic solutions across the customer supply chain, celebrates 10th anniversary of acquiring its Library Business from FKI Logistex/Crisplant. Since the acquisition in 2009, Lyngsoe Systems has been dedicated to improving library efficiency at hundreds of libraries worldwide. The Library Business Unit has grown into an internationally recognized industry leader in Automated Material Handling reaching from San Francisco to Calgary; New York to Copenhagen; Sydney to Singapore.
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AGent Information Software (AIFS) Announces Cash Dividend

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-09-02 11:26
(September 2, 2019). Agent Information Software announced that on July 10, 2019, its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend to its shareholders. A dividend of $0.025 per common share will be paid on August 30, 2019, to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 15, 2019. Auto-Graphics continues to see growth with their resource sharing product SHAREit, with the addition of two more clients in 2019.
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The last widow /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-08-31 11:17

    ISBN: 9781504780100
    Author: Slaughter, Karin, 1971-

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The new girl /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-08-31 11:17

    ISBN: 9780062835192
    Author: Silva, Daniel, 1960-

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Careful what you wish for : a novel /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-08-30 11:14

    ISBN: 9781982659332
    Author: Ephron, Hallie

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