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RBmedia acquires leading producer of dramatized audiobooks You

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-03-10 20:40
(March 10, 2020). RBmedia, a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology, today announced the acquisition of GraphicAudio, a leading producer of dramatized audio content featuring a full cast of actors, sound effects, and cinematic music.
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Digital fragility a Ticking Time Bomb for enterprises says latest report

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-03-10 20:40
(March 10, 2020). Digital fragility has emerged as a risk to digital business that CIOs and CMOs are failing to confront concludes a recent report by Forrester, a leading global research and advisory firm.According to the report, vital digital information sources and assets are at risk due to link rot, obsolete file formats and media, and vendor abandonment of online services. This can leave firms scrabbling to find or recreate digital assets, opening the door to loss of valuable trademarks, costly failures to meet regulatory crackdowns and poor corporate governance.
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Soutron Global cancels attendance at upcoming conferences and user group meetings for safety

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-03-10 20:40
(March 10, 2020). nternational library transformation company Soutron Global is taking proactive steps to address concerns over the COVID-19 outbreaks. The health and well-being of Soutron Global's clients, employees and partners is the company's top priority. Due to the COVID-19 situation, Soutron Global has made the difficult decision to cancel our attendance at upcoming conferences and User Group meetings until further notice.
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PTFS Europe awarded a position on ESPO 350 framework to supply the Koha Library Management System.

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2020-03-09 08:39
(March 9, 2020). PTFS Europe announced that we are awarded a position to supply the Koha library management system as part of the ESPO Framework 350 Library Solutions and Systems.
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Sacramento Public Library has become the first U.S. institution to opt for Lyngsoe Systems' Intelligent Material Management System

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2020-03-06 07:35
(March 6, 2020). Lyngsoe Systems is pleased to announce that The Sacramento Public Library has become the first U.S. institution and the first institution outside Europe to opt for Lyngsoe Systems Intelligent Material Management System. Sacramento Public Library will integrate IMMS with their Sierra Integrated Library System from Innovative, a ProQuest Company.
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Patron Point Patron Point expands support organization

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2020-03-06 07:35
(March 6, 2020). Patron Point announced the appointment of Jan Linert who joins the company's support organization as Digital Marketing Consultant.
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TLC welcomes the OWLSnet Consortium of Wisconsin

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-03-05 19:34
(March 5, 2020). The Library Corporation announced that OWLSnet, a public library consortium consisting of 29 libraries with 49 locations across two library systems in Northeast Wisconsin, has joined the CARL•X family.
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DSpace 7.0 Beta 1 now available

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-03-05 19:34
(March 5, 2020). Version 7.0 Beta 1 of DSpace, one of the leading open source repositories used in more than 2500 installations globally, is now available for download and testing. Beta 1 is the first of several scheduled Beta releases provided for community feedback and to introduce the new features of the 7.0 platform. This new release is thanks to the work of The DSpace Leadership Group, the DSpace Committers and LYRASIS, the DSpace Organizational Home.
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University of Roehampton selects OCLC's WorldShare Management Services

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-03-05 19:34
(March 5, 2020). The University of Roehampton has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library services platform to improve workflow efficiencies and the user experience.
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Four major public universities in Valencia sign a joint contract with Ex Libris to modernize their library systems and promote rapid growth with Ex Libris Alma and Primo

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-03-05 13:34
(March 5, 2020). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the University of Valencia, the University of Alicante, Jaume I University, and the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, all public universities in Valencia, Spain, have together selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. A consortium of public university libraries will be created, enabling the member institutions to have a shared catalog and to collaborate in areas such as acquisitions and staff training.
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The sea of lost girls : a novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-03-05 10:34

    ISBN: 9780062979636
    Author: Goodman, Carol


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Jobs in Information Technology: March 4, 2020

LITA Blog - Wed, 2020-03-04 15:57

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

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Hebah Emara is our 2019-20 LITA/OCLC Spectrum Scholar

LITA Blog - Wed, 2020-03-04 12:00

LITA and OCLC are funding Hebah Emara’s participation in the ALA Spectrum Scholars program as part of their commitment to help diversify the library technology field.

Emara is a second year distance student at the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Information Science and Learning Technologies MLIS program. She is interested in the ways libraries and technology intersect. Her background in IT and love of learning about technology, computers, and programming drew her to working in library technology. Libraries’ ability to bridge the digital divide and their use of technology to provide opportunities to their communities and solve problems are also of particular interest to Emara. Her decision to apply to the Spectrum Scholarship was fueled by a desire to learn from a community of peers and mentors. 

Emara is currently the co-chair of a Tech UnConference to be held in April 2020 and organized by MentorNJ in collaboration with the New Jersey Library Association’s Leadership & Education Subcommittee. She has also designed a survey to gauge New Jersey library workers’ attitudes towards technology that has received 70 responses to date. Emara is a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and has a passion for developing and teaching technology and coding programs for all ages and abilities. Her previous efforts have included leading a Girls Who Code club for elementary schoolers, leading hour of code activities for kids and teens, and developing instructional technology programs for adults.

When notified of her selection as the 2019-20 LITA/OCLC Spectrum Scholar, Emara said, “I was surprised, humbled, and honored to be selected as a Spectrum Scholar. I look forward to learning from and meeting others in the Spectrum community.”

The ALA Spectrum Scholarship Program actively recruits and provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North African and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students to assist them with obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions within the profession and ALA. Visit the Spectrum Scholarship website to learn more about the program and donate to help increase opportunities for people of color in librarianship.

We thank OCLC for funding this scholarship.

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Coping with birth trauma and postnatal depression /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-03-04 10:32

    ISBN: 9781529329155
    Author: Jolin, Lucy,


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Living with fibromyalgia /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-03-04 10:32

    ISBN: 9781529329124
    Author: Craggs-Hinton, Christine.


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Artful embroidery on canvas : get creative with thread fabric paper acrylic m

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-03-04 10:32

    ISBN: 9781617458842
    Author: Schlesinger, Irene


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The organic artist for kids : a DIY guide to making your own eco-friendly art su

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-03-04 10:32

    ISBN: 9781631597671
    Author: Neddo, Nick


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Long range : a Joe Pickett novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-03-04 10:32

    ISBN: 9780525538233
    Author: Box, C. J.


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The numbers game : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-03-04 10:32

    ISBN: 9780399179563
    Author: Steel, Danielle


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You are not alone /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-03-04 10:32

    ISBN: 9781250270542
    Author: Hendricks, Greer,


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