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ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Uintah County Library

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-11-19 13:04
(November 19, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Uintah County Library in Vernal Utah. Aspen will be working in concert with Uintah's already existing Koha ILS to provide patrons seamless access to all of the library's print, electronic and enhanced content resources.
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Twisted twenty-six /

New At the Library - Tue, 2019-11-19 13:04

    ISBN: 9780399180194
    Author: Evanovich, Janet


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Hounslow joins the London Libraries Consortium

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-11-18 19:02
(November 18, 2019). The London Borough of Hounslow is the latest borough to join the London Libraries Consortium. Following Croydon Council's successful go live, Hounslow has now called off the London Libraries Consortium framework, increasing the total number of authorities to 18. We are delighted to provide the underlying technology solution for the Consortium's framework and look forward to expanding SirsiDynix solutions across London and beyond.
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Core Call for Comment

LITA Blog - Mon, 2019-11-18 10:32

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

The Steering Committee welcomes comments on the draft division proposal documentation through November 25th. Please join the conversation! Your perspectives and input are shaping the identity and priorities of the proposed division. We’re asking for you to respond to the documents with key questions in mind, including:

  • Does this make sense to someone new to ALCTS/ LITA/ LLAMA?
  • Does this piece of the plan reflect how members want the new division to function?
  • Are there any points that are cause for concern?

If you’re interested in helping us in the review process or other work ahead, please consider volunteering for Core. We’re eager to collaborate with you!

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. Keep the feedback and input coming!

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 core.ala.org, 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.

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Open Preservation Foundation and DLM Forum Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-11-18 07:01
(November 18, 2019). A new memorandum of understanding has been signed by the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and the DLM Forum. The agreement facilitates both parties to build a collaborative partnership to address existing and emerging challenges in long-term archiving and digital preservation, and to ensure a sustainable future for tools and knowledge.
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Open Preservation Foundation and DLM Forum Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-11-18 07:01
(November 18, 2019). A new memorandum of understanding has been signed by the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and the DLM Forum. The agreement facilitates both parties to build a collaborative partnership to address existing and emerging challenges in long-term archiving and digital preservation, and to ensure a sustainable future for tools and knowledge.
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The Andromeda evolution /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-11-16 06:54

    ISBN: 9780062473288
    Author: Wilson, Daniel H. 1978-


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Smoke screen /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-11-16 06:54

    ISBN: 9780310332602
    Author: Blackstock, Terri, 1957-


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Finding Chika : a little girl an earthquake and the making of a family /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-11-16 06:54

    ISBN: 9780062952394
    Author: Albom, Mitch, 1958-


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The old success /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-11-16 06:54

    ISBN: 9780802147417
    Author: Grimes, Martha


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Grit and grace : train the mind train the body own your life /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-11-16 06:54

    ISBN: 9780062915931
    Author: McGraw, Tim


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Lake season /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-11-16 06:54

    ISBN: 9780785222729
    Author: Hunter, Denise, 1968-


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The dog I loved /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-11-16 06:54

    ISBN: 9781466890473
    Author: Wilson, Susan, 1951-


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LIS Students: Apply for the 2020 Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help

LITA Blog - Fri, 2019-11-15 11:31

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the LITA/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong commitment to library automation. The winner will receive a $3,000 check and a citation. The application form is open through March 1, 2020.

Criteria for the Scholarship includes previous academic excellence, evidence of leadership potential, and a commitment to a career in library automation and information technology. Candidates should illustrate their qualifications for the scholarships with a statement indicating the nature of their library experience, letters of reference and a personal statement of the applicant’s view of what they can bring to the profession. Winners must have been accepted to a Master of Library Science (MLS) program recognized by the American Library Association.

References, transcripts, and other documents must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2020, for consideration. All materials should be submitted to American Library Association, Scholarship Clearinghouse, c/o Human Resource Development & Recruitment, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL, 60611-2795.

About LITA

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership of systems librarians, library technologists, library administrators, library schools, vendors, and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. LITA is a division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our BlogFacebook, or Twitter.

About Baker & Taylor

Baker & Taylor, LLC is the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. Baker & Taylor also offers industry leading customized library services and retail merchandising solutions.

Contact:

Jenny Levine

Executive Director

Library and Information Technology Association

LITA

jlevine@ala.org

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Twisted twenty-six : a Stephanie Plum novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-11-14 06:33

    ISBN: 9780525501435
    Author: Evanovich, Janet


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The starless sea /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-11-14 06:33

    ISBN: 9780385541213
    Author: Morgenstern, Erin


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Nothing to see here /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-11-14 06:33

    ISBN: 9780062913463
    Author: Wilson, Kevin, 1978-


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Jobs in Information Technology: November 13, 2019

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-11-13 13:05

New This Week

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

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Libraries Launch Texas GeoData Portal on GIS Day

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-11-13 12:30
(November 13, 2019). The University of Texas Libraries are leveraging technological advances in geographic information systems (GIS) to enhance the value of map collections at The University of Texas at Austin with the launch of a new portal that is designed to facilitate discovery of geospatial datasets that are ready to use in GIS software for map making and analysis.
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University of Michigan Library modernizes its systems and improves resource sharing and analytics with Ex Libris Alma and Primo

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-11-12 12:22
(November 12, 2019). Ex Libris announced that the University of Michigan Library has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to provide innovative services to the school's diverse constituents. The University of Michigan Library is one of the largest research libraries in the United States, with almost 13 million volumes, 137,000 current serials, and more than 4.2 million annual visits. This scale and the library's rapid growth rate were key business drivers for the strategic move to modern, cloud-based computing standards and capabilities, including multitenant software as a service (SaaS), and the selection of the Alma platform. Michigan has been a power user of the Ex Libris Aleph® library management system for more than 15 years.
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