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Quantum : a thriller /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-09-28 07:05

    ISBN: 9781799716495
    Author: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels


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Alachua County Library District (FL) selects Patron Point

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-09-27 19:04
(September 27, 2019). Patron Point announced that the Alachua County Library District (FL) has selected its patron relationship management system to help drive patron engagement.
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Last Chance to Register! Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in your Library’s with this LITA webinar

LITA Blog - Fri, 2019-09-27 10:45

Sign up for a repeat of this popular webinar.

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

Presenter: Lily Troia, Solutions Account Manager, Digital Science

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Noon – 1:30 pm Central time

This 90-minute webinar will bring you up to speed on the current state of altmetrics and focus in on changes across the scholarly ecosystem to improve work efficiency.

Learning objectives for this program include:

Understand and articulate the ways in which altmetrics come into play throughout the research lifecycle, with particular emphasis on altmetrics’ role in incentivizing and tracking open data and science initiatives, and other non-traditional publication formats.

Learn how to align institutional and department goals with altmetric workflows, and develop an engagement rubric that identifies unique communication strategies for various stakeholder groups.

Identify and assess benchmarks by which to measure success of altmetrics initiatives, with an eye on sustainability and broader cultural change across the scholarly ecosystem.

View details and Register here.

Participants will have full access (including reuse rights under a CC-BY license) to course slides, notes, and exercises. A recording will be made available under a CC-BY license, following the webinar under agreement with LITA.

Can’t attend the live event? No problem!

Register and you’ll receive a link to the recording.

Questions or Comments?

Contact us at lita@ala.org or (312) 280-4268.

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Seeking Applications for Blog Editor!

LITA Blog - Fri, 2019-09-27 10:00
Position Description

The LITA Blog Editor has the following responsibilities:

  • Recruitment and training of new authors as needed
  • Developing a posting calendar and review process, and coordinating blog topics to ensure a wide variety of content
  • Conduct regular meetings with the group
  • Attend LITA Communications and Marketing Committee meetings as member
  • Managing special topics, inviting guest bloggers, working with LITA leadership to post announcements for awards, scholarships, Forum, etc.
  • Performing regular maintenance and updates of the Wordpress platform
  • Marketing and promoting the blog in collaboration witth the LITA Communications and Marketing Committee
  • Preparing an annual report to the LITA Board prior to the Midwinter and Annual meetings
Term of Service

This is a volunteer position that typically involves about 2-4 hours a month of work, depending on the editorial calendar.

This is a two-year appointment that may be renewed with the approval of the LITA Board.

To apply, please fill out the following form by Friday, October 25th: https://docs.lita.org/lita-blog-editor-application-form/
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Blood in the water /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-27 07:02

    ISBN: 9781250090188
    Author: Flynn, Jack, 1968-


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Wherever you go /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-27 07:02

    ISBN: 9780764233371
    Author: Peterson, Tracie


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University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries and University Archives modernize digital preservation environment with Preservica

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-09-26 18:59
(September 26, 2019). Preservica, the market leader in SaaS-based active digital preservation, announced that the University of Notre Dame has chosen Preservica's digital preservation solution to seamlessly integrate digitized and born-digital material at the Hesburgh Libraries, with particular support for University Archives collections.
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EnvisionWare announces release of Branch Manager 2.0

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-09-26 18:59
(September 26, 2019). EnvisionWare announced the release of version 2.0 of EnvisionWare Branch Manager. This communications software is designed for libraries to manage and monitor communications and alerts. Branch Manager Version 2.0 combines enterprise functionality with enhanced communication tools at the branch level and system wide. With this new release, users have the ability to filter and target messages to Subscribers and Groups so that Library staff can receive only the alerts that pertain to their department or branch. This includes instant alerts from RFID gates as well as alerts from EnvisionWare® OneStop™ self-service circulation stations
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Weizmann Institute of Science adopts Ex Libris Esploro to manage and showcase research output and data

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-09-26 18:59
(September 26, 2019). Ex Libris announced that Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science has selected the Ex Libris Esploro research services solution to help the institute capture research output and data from external sources, showcase the institute's research work, and comply with funders' open-access policies. The Esploro solution will replace Weizmann's institutional research repository and will be integrated with the institute's research information system.
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From artificial intelligence and AI scientists to pharmaceutical analytics – 2019 Catalyst Grant Winners

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-09-26 06:58
(September 26, 2019). Research industry technology company Digital Science has today revealed the latest winners of its prestigious Catalyst Grant award: BPT Analytics, Intoolab and MLprior have been awarded a grant. An international initiative to develop innovative projects and technologies The Catalyst Grant offers an award of up to £25,000 or $30,000 for concepts with the potential to transform scientific and academic research. Digital Science is well known for its engagement with the research community, and the grant supports ideas at an early stage of development, without the need for a complete business or development plan.
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Raising butterflies in the garden /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-09-26 06:58

    ISBN: 9780228102250
    Author: Dziedzic, Brenda, 1952-


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Apple : recipes from the orchard /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-09-26 06:58

    ISBN: 9781784882327
    Author: Rich, James,


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The Saturday Night Ghost Club /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-09-26 06:58

    ISBN: 9780143133933
    Author: Davidson, Craig, 1976-


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Frost and flame /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-09-26 06:58

    ISBN: 9781335505040
    Author: Showalter, Gena


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The Christmas sisters /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-09-26 06:58

    ISBN: 9781335946478
    Author: Morgan, Sarah, 1948-


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Christmas with you /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-09-26 06:58

    ISBN: 9781335547750
    Author: Roberts, Nora


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Jobs in Information Technology: September 25, 2019

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-09-25 14:29

New vacancy listings are posted on Wednesday afternoons.

New This Week

Firmwide Director of Library and Research Services, Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL

Discovery Librarian, Lander University, Greenwood, SC

Librarian/Media Specialist, Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro, MA


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

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Upjohn Institute Library goes live on Koha

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-09-25 12:52
(September 25, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced that the Upjohn Institute, in Kalamazoo, Michigan is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 23,500 plus holdings from EOS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Voyager Sopris Learning, Acadience Learning expand partnership

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-09-25 12:52
(September 25, 2019). Voyager Sopris Learning and Acadience Learning today announced an expanded partnership to deliver Acadience's powerful and effective PreK to high school assessment tools throughout the United States. Voyager Sopris Learning will continue to serve as the exclusive print distributor in the United States for Acadience Reading and Acadience Math assessments.
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The water dancer : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-09-25 06:51

    ISBN: 9780399590603
    Author: Coates, Ta-Nehisi


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