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New Library of Things software available for public library websites

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-02-06 14:56
(February 6, 2020). Assabet Interactive announces the release of new software that enables patrons to reserve Library of Things objects from public library websites. The module delivers a professional-looking and organized display of a library's collection to its website, employing easy methods for both patrons to review and request “things” and staff to manage the reservation and check-out/check-in process. Features include the delivery of a library's terms and conditions document as part of the reservation process; the ability to assign a unique loan period to each object and establish buffers between loans for maintenance; a reporting function that captures critical statistics; and ILS library card validation against criteria established by the library.
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UT Libraries Receive National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to Help Develop Multilingual Transcription Tool

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-02-06 14:56
(February 6, 2020). A grant of over $300,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities will help the University of Texas Libraries to collaborate in the customization of a Wikipedia-like platform for the collaborative transcription, translation and indexing of archival texts in non-English languages. The project – “Enabling and Reusing Multilingual Citizen Contributions in the Archival Record” – grew out of a need to provide more accessible digital scholarship platforms for non-English literate archival partners in Latin America. The initial phase of this project will provide an option for non-English literate communities to meaningfully engage and contribute to the Digital Humanities through the interface internationalization and translation of an open source digital scholarship platform.
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The Crowley Company Celebrates 40 Years in Micrographics, Digitization

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-02-06 14:56
(February 6, 2020). The Crowley Company, marked its 40th year since incorporation. This Friday it wraps up a front-facing celebration of donating to 40 non-profits for 40 days.
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MOBIUS migrates Sandhill Regional Library System to NC Cardinal Consortium

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-02-06 14:56
(February 6, 2020). MOBIUS announced that the Sandhill Regional Library System successfully migrated and went live as a member of the NC Cardinal Consortium, which utilizes the Evergreen ILS, on January 16, 2020. MOBIUS performed data migration services to the Evergreen ILS as part of its MOSS (MOBIUS Open Source Solutions) service. MOBIUS also provides data hosting and support to the NC Cardinal consortium.
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LITA announces the 2020 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists

LITA Blog - Thu, 2020-02-06 10:51

The LITA Committee Recognizing Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction presents the 2020 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists. The lists are composed of notable children’s and young adult science fiction published between November 2018 and October 2019 and organized into three age-appropriate categories. The annotated lists will be posted on the website at

The Golden Duck Notable Picture Books List is selected from books intended for pre-school children and very early readers, up to 6 years old. Recognition is given to the author and the illustrator:

Field Trip to the Moon by John Hare. Margaret Ferguson Books

Hello by Aiko Ikegami. Creston Books

How to be on the Moon by Viviane Schwarz. Candlewick Press

Out There by Tom Sullivan. Balzer + Bray

The Babysitter From Another Planet by Stephen Savage. Neal Porter Books

The Space Walk by Brian Biggs. Dial Books for Young Readers

Ultrabot’s First Playdate by Josh Schneider. Clarion Books

Good Boy by Sergio Ruzzier. Atheneum Books

Llama Destroys the World, written by Jonathan Stutzman, illustrated by Heather Fox. Henry Holt & Co

The Eleanor Cameron Notable Middle Grade Books List titles are chapter books or short novels that may be illustrated. They are written for ages 7 – 11. This list is named for Eleanor Cameron, author of the Mushroom Planet series.

Awesome Dog 5000 by Justin Dean. Random House Books for Young Readers 

Cog by Greg van Eekhout. HarperCollins

Field Trip (Sanity and Tallulah #2) by Molly Brooks. Disney-Hyperion 

Friendroid by M. M. Vaughan. Margaret K. McElderry Books

Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat by Johnny Marciano & Emily Chenoweth. Penguin Workshop

Maximillian Fly by Angie Sage. Katherine Tegen Books

The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away by Ronald L. Smith. Clarion Books

The Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Katherine Tegen Books

We’re Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey. Crown Books for Young Readers

The Unspeakable Unknown by Eliot Sappingfield. G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Seventh Grade vs the Galaxy by Joshua S. Levy. Carolrhoda Books

The Hal Clement Notable Young Adult Books List contains science fiction books written for ages 12 – 18 with a young adult protagonist. This list is named for Hal Clement, a well-known science fiction writer and high school science teacher who promoted children’s science fiction.

Alien: Echo by Mira Grant. Imprint

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young. Simon Pulse

The Hive by Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden. Kids Can Press

The Pioneer by Bridget Tyler. HarperTeen

How We Became Wicked by Alexander Yates. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books

The Waning Age by S.E. Grove. Viking Books for Young Readers

The Fever King by Victoria Lee. Skyscape

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi. Razorbill

I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Rishi. HarperTeen

Honor Bound by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre. Katherine Tegen Books


Jenny Levine

Executive Director

Library and Information Technology Association

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El Parlamento Vasco implementa AbsysNet en su biblioteca

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-02-06 08:51
(February 6, 2020). La Biblioteca del Parlamento Vasco ha elegido el SIGB AbsysNet para gestionar el funcionamiento de todos los procesos relativos con su colección y personas usuarias. Este cambio supone un salto cualitativo en cuanto a la disposición de nuevas prestaciones funcionales y al tratamiento de objetos digitales, además de disponer de nuevas interfaces más atractivas e intuitivas, tanto para el usuario profesional como para las personas usuarias del catálogo en línea.
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Out of the attic /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-02-06 08:51

    ISBN: 9781982114428
    Author: Andrews, V. C.

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Mayo clinic on digestive health /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-02-06 08:51

    ISBN: 9781893005532

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SirsiDynix Sees Robust Growth in 2019

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-05 20:46
(February 5, 2020). SirsiDynix is excited to announce that in 2019 nearly 100 libraries chose SirsiDynix as their new ILS provider. With its suite of BLUEcloud products and related services—SirsiDynix serves public, academic, K-12, and special libraries, worldwide. SirsiDynix is grateful to its library family for its support and is proud to serve such an important industry.
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Jobs in Information Technology: February 5, 2020

LITA Blog - Wed, 2020-02-05 14:42

New this week

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

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Patron Point introduces Patron Point Verify: Address verification solution streamlines registration and card renewal processes for public libraries.

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-05 14:39
(February 5, 2020). Patron Point announced the launch of Patron Point Verify, its address verification solution for public libraries. At many libraries, new library card applications allow customers to register for their library cards online, but they are typically not granted full access to the library services until they visit the library with proof of address. Where libraries have a membership card that expires, patrons with an expired card lose access to library services until they can get to a branch with proof of address and have their cards renewed. While this is important to ensure compliance with local library policy, it is a time-consuming process for library staff and simply inconvenient for customers. Patron Point has now added a powerful address verification service to its popular marketing automation platform to create a flexible, end-to-end solution for public libraries.
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Gale Wins 2020 Dartmouth Medal and Named to RUSA Outstanding Reference Source List

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-05 14:39
(February 5, 2020). Gale, a Cengage company, is thrilled to announce that the Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History has been awarded the 2020 Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference. Additionally, Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives received an honorable mention. Read Gale's blog about this recognition.
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Crooked river /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-05 08:37

    ISBN: 9781538747254
    Author: Preston, Douglas J.

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Last day /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-05 08:37

    ISBN: 9781542018203
    Author: Rice, Luanne

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MAYO CLINIC ON DIGESTIVE HEALTH / How to Prevent and Treat Common Stomach and Gu

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-05 08:37

    ISBN: 9781893005525
    Author: Khanna, Sahil

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Heart of black ice /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-05 08:37

    ISBN: 9781250194817
    Author: Goodkind, Terry

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Golden in death /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-05 08:37

    ISBN: 9781250207210
    Author: Robb, J. D., 1950-

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Koch Industries agrees to acquire all of Infor

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-02-04 20:32
(February 4, 2020). Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced today that an affiliate of Koch Equity Development LLC, the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining equity stake in Infor held by Golden Gate Capital. At the close of the transaction, Infor will become a standalone subsidiary of Koch Industries, and will continue to be operated by the company's current management team from its headquarters in New York City. In addition to being a key enterprise customer, Koch has been an investor in Infor since 2017. With the strength of its balance sheet and a AA corporate credit rating, Koch intends to quickly position Infor as one of the most well-capitalized companies in technology. Koch companies have made more than $26 billion in technology-related investments in the past six years, transforming a global portfolio of businesses spanning multiple industries.
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SAGE signing a transformative agreement with Sweden's Bibsam Consortium

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-02-04 20:32
(February 4, 2020). SAGE Publishing is signing a new open access publishing agreement with Bibsam Consortium, serving 42 of the member institutions including universities, university colleges, and government funded research institutions.
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The Grantsville City Library goes live on Koha with ByWater

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-02-04 20:32
(February 4, 2020). ByWater Solutions announced that The Grantsville City Library of Grantsville, Utah is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 37,000 plus holdings from the Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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