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Ex Libris aktualisiert seine Primo- und Summon-Indizes und führt sie in einem einheitlichen zentralen Discovery Index zusammen

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-05-02 13:03
(May 2, 2019). Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, hat den Central Discovery Index (CDI) angekündigt, einen zuverlässigen, umfassenden Content Index, der die Möglichkeiten der Discovery-Dienste Ex Libris Summon und Primo erweitern wird. Der CDI wird die Discovery-Erfahrung der Nutzer in beiden Discovery-Diensten verbessern und es den Bibliotheken ermöglichen, den Bedürfnissen der Forschenden durch intelligente Discovery-Dienste, die auf künstlicher Intelligenz basieren, besser gerecht zu werden.
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Ex Libris annonce une actualisation de ses index Primo et Summon, qui seront regroupés dans un CDI, un index de découverte central unifié

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-05-02 13:03
(May 2, 2019). Ex Libris, une entreprise de ProQuest, a annoncé la création du Central Discovery Index (CDI - index de découverte central), un index de contenu exhaustif et robuste qui viendra étendre les capacités des services de découverte des systèmes Ex Libris Summon et Primo. Le CDI enrichira l'expérience de découverte des utilisateurs sur les deux services de découverte phares de l'entreprise. Les bibliothèques pourront ainsi améliorer leur réponse aux besoins des chercheurs à l'aide de services de découverte intelligents alimentés par intelligence artificielle.
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Mercer University to foster interdepartmental collaboration through Ex Libris Alma and Primo

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-05-02 13:03
(May 2, 2019). Ex Libris announced that Mercer University has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Alma and Primo will replace the Innovative Sierra library system and EBSCO Discovery Service.
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Congratulations to Sharon Han, winner of the 2019 LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award

LITA Blog - Thu, 2019-05-02 11:03

Sharon Han has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and LITA for her paper titled “Weathering the Twitter Storm: Early Uses of Social Media as a Disaster Response Tool for Public Libraries During Hurricane Sandy.” Han is a Master of Science in Library and Information Science candidate at the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences.

“Sharon Han’s paper is an excellent case study of the nascency of social media that also offers pragmatic guidance for libraries responding to community needs in times of crisis. Her substantial dataset, well-developed taxonomy, and the systematic coding and analysis resulted in interesting research findings as well as fertile grounds for further research on social media as an extension of library services,” said Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, the Chair of this year’s selection committee.

When notified she had won, Han remarked, “I am honored to receive the the LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award for 2019. As a library student, I am grateful for the professional library community that supports student research and development. I would like to thank the award committee, Ex Libris, Professor Melissa Ocepek (UIUC) for encouraging me to apply, and my friends, mentors, and family for their support.”

The LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award recognizes outstanding writing on a topic in the area of libraries and information technology by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited library and information studies graduate program. The winning manuscript will be published in Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), LITA’s open access, peer reviewed journal, and Han will receive $1,000 and a certificate of merit.

The members of the 2019 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award Committee are: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (Chair), Eric Phetteplace (Past Chair), Sofia A. Slutskaya, and Ken Varnum (ITAL Editor).

Thank you to Ex Libris Group for sponsoring this award.

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The 18th abduction /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-05-02 07:02

    ISBN: 9780316420266
    Author: Patterson, James, 1947-

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Lucidea's unrivaled ILS and KM solutions, SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus and Inmagic Presto at BCLA 2019

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-05-01 19:01
(May 1, 2019). Lucidea, provider of leading innovative ILS and KM solutions SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus and Inmagic Presto, will attend this year's BCLA Conference in Surrey, BC, May 8th through 9th.
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Baker & Taylor aligns operations to support community learning and education

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-05-01 19:01
(May 1, 2019). Baker & Taylor today announced a shift in its business operations to align with the education focus of parent company Follett Corporation. Baker & Taylor will expand its role with public libraries everywhere to deliver innovative literacy and learning solutions to community members. As part of this strategic shift, Baker & Taylor will exit the distribution of wholesale books to retailers.
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Jobs in Information Technology: May 1, 2019

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-05-01 15:28

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.

Northampton Community College, Online Learning Information Services Librarian, Bethlehem, PA

Johns Hopkins University, Software Engineer, Baltimore, MD

Miami University, Web Services Librarian/Assistant/Associate Librarian, Oxford, OH

New This Week

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

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AI-based language platform Writefull joins Digital Science portfolio

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-05-01 12:59
(May 1, 2019). Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, welcomes Artificial Intelligence based language platform, Writefull, to the Digital Science family of companies. Writefull helps authors improve the clarity of their work. It suggests improvements to grammar and spelling, and to academic language usage, such as sentence structures in scientific writing, discipline-specific vocabulary, and appropriate word choice. These suggestions are based on real-world, context-specific usage rather than on a fixed set of grammatical rules.
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CILIP and EveryLibrary Institute announce new partnership for libraries

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-05-01 12:59
(May 1, 2019). CILIP, the UK's library and information association and the US-based Charitable Non-profit, the EveryLibrary Institute have announced an innovative new partnership to help librarians and information professionals across England build political support and improve future funding for libraries. The new partnership will harness the skills and networks of both organizations to transform the ability of public libraries to engage and demonstrate public support. Thanks to a generous grant from the Arts Council England, the project will allow CILIP to provide a new GDPR-compliant digital advocacy platform for library supporters.
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Cengage and McGraw-Hill to Merge, providing students with more affordable access to superior course materials and platforms

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-05-01 12:59
(May 1, 2019). McGraw-Hill and Cengage announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger on equal terms. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, will bring together two premier learning companies that will deliver significant benefits for students, educators, professionals and institutions worldwide.
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Call for Panelists – Deadline Extended – 2019 ALA Annual LITA Top Tech Trends Program

LITA Blog - Tue, 2019-04-30 13:27

Nominate yourself or someone you know for the next LITA Top Tech Trends panel of speakers!

Submit your nominations – The submission deadline has been extended to May 6th, 2019.

The session will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, at the  2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC. A moderator and several panelists will each discuss trends impacting libraries, ideas for use cases, and practical approaches for evaluating them.

LITA encourages participation from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, and LGBTQA+ individuals. We also value diverse perspectives from different types and sizes of libraries, as well as those who can bring a fresh voice. Speakers will be selected based on their proposed trends, experiences, and overall balance to the panel. View the submission guidelines.

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Santaquin City Library goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-04-30 12:54
(April 30, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced that Santaquin City Library in Utah, is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 16,000 plus holdings from Follett ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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EBSCO Information Services and the American Library Association Awards Ten Librarians with Scholarships to Attend ALA Annual Conference

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-04-29 18:51
(April 29, 2019). EBSCO Information Services has awarded ten scholarships, including three new awards specifically for international recipients, to attend the 2019 ALA Annual Conference. The scholarships are in partnership with the American Library Association. The scholarships aim to help the winning librarians defray the cost of travel and other expenses so they can take advantage of the conference's professional development and networking opportunities.
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LITA @ ALA Annual 2019 – Science Fiction Authors

LITA Blog - Mon, 2019-04-29 13:17
Agency, Consent, and Power in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Saturday, June 22, 2019 – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Washington Convention Center, 146B

Science Fiction and Fantasy has always held a mirror up to nature and continues to explore themes that resonate in contemporary society. As our current culture grapples with issues such as sexual assault, bodily autonomy, classism, racism, and consolidation of power, both political and economic, science fiction and fantasy writers have been responding with works that illuminate our current situation. Join a panel of popular genre authors talking about how their work is informed by and informs discussion on the topics of agency, consent, and power in the real world and in the worlds of their own creation.

Register today!

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.

* Note that Tor Books has agreed to waive its library embargo on Sarah Gailey’s title, Magic for Liars. We thank Tor for working with us to make this ebook available for licensing on the date of publication.

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Ex Libris to upgrade its Primo and Summon indexes, consolidating them into a unified Central Discovery Index

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-04-29 12:51
(April 29, 2019). Ex Libris announced the creation of the Central Discovery Index, a robust, comprehensive content index that will expand the capabilities of the Ex Libris Summon and Primo discovery services. The CDI will enrich users' discovery experience across both flagship discovery services, enabling libraries to better support researchers' needs through smart discovery services driven by artificial intelligence.
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Where the crawdads sing /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-04-27 06:26

    ISBN: 9780593105412
    Author: Owens, Delia

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The eighth sister /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-04-27 06:26

    ISBN: 9781978650329
    Author: Dugoni, Robert

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The mother-in-law /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-04-27 06:26

    ISBN: 9781250314444
    Author: Hepworth, Sally

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Redemption /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-04-27 06:26

    ISBN: 9781478999249
    Author: Baldacci, David

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