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New study finds large print books improve student reading confidence and comprehension skills

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-09-12 18:03
(September 12, 2019). New research released today by Thorndike Press from Gale, a Cengage company, shows that students in grades 3-12 who read large print books developed stronger reading skills, felt more comfortable reading and adopted new, positive reading mindsets. View/download the study whitepaper or infographic.According to the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing, almost two-thirds of 4th and 8th grade students in U.S. schools are reading at a basic or below basic level.
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Pueblo City-County Library goes live on Aspen Discovery from Turning Leaf Technologies

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-09-12 18:03
(September 12, 2019). Turning Leaf Technologies and Pueblo City-County Library announced the launch of Aspen Discovery for their patrons. During the implementation, Turning Leaf added support for Hoopla and Cloud Library and improved the existing Koha integration to provide an exceptional customer experience and increase access to additional eContent sources.
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The increasing importance of failure in supporting modern research

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-09-12 12:01
(September 12, 2019). Digital Science has launched a report focusing on falsifiability and reproducibility in scientific research. The report addresses three areas including appropriate documentation and sharing of research data, clear analysis and processes, and the sharing of code. Making Science Better: Reproducibility, Falsifiability and the Scientific Method looks at the current state of reproducibility in 2019, as well as the importance of falsifiability in the research process.The analysis comes from the Digital Science portfolio company, Ripeta, which aims to make better science easier by identifying and highlighting the important parts of research that should be transparently presented in a manuscript and other materials.
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La Universidad Nebrija pone en acceso abierto la producción científica de sus profesores y alumnos

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-09-12 12:01
(September 12, 2019). La Universidad Nebrija ofrece a su comunidad educativa un nuevo servicio de acceso abierto a la producción científica y académica, el «Repositorio Nebrija». Este nuevo repositorio abierto creado con AbsysNet permite la integración con distintos recolectores gracias al protocolo de comunicaciones OAI-PMH. Su objetivo es dotar de mayor visibilidad a los trabajos de la comunidad universitaria.
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ALA launches national campaign against e-book embargo

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-09-12 12:01
(September 12, 2019). The American Library Association and Public Library Association announced a public campaign in response to recent efforts to limit library access to e-books. In a press conference held at the Nashville Public Library during the 2019 Digital Book World conference, ALA debuted an online petition at eBooksForAll.org for members of the public to urge Macmillan Publishers CEO John Sargent to reverse the proposed embargo on e-books sold to libraries.
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The Titanic secret /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-09-12 05:59

    ISBN: 9780735217270
    Author: Cussler, Clive


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Killer instinct /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-09-12 05:59

    ISBN: 9780316420297
    Author: Patterson, James, 1947-


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LYRASIS announces partnership with Educopia for next generation library publishing

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-09-11 17:58
(September 11, 2019). LYRASIS announced a partnership with the Educopia Institute to support its recent Next Generation Library Publishing project. This Next Gen Library Publishing project recently received an award in the amount of $2,200,000 from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.
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Jobs in Information Technology: September 11, 2019

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-09-11 16:11

New vacancy listings are posted on Wednesday afternoons.

New This Week

Technical Services Assistant, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Web Services and Discovery Manager, American University Library, Washington D.C.

Director, Library Services, West Vancouver Memorial Library, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technology Librarian, Barton College, Wilson, NC

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

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EBSCO continues expanding value-add distribution theme with second new platform investment

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-09-10 17:54
(September 10, 2019). EBSCO Capital announces the acquisition of Bailey International, an industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of mobile hydraulic power solutions, headquartered in Knoxville, TN.
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Joan Lippincott Retirement

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-09-10 17:54
(September 10, 2019). Dr. Joan K. Lippincott, CNI's long-time associate executive director, will retiring effective January 1, 2020
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Equinox migrates John Brown University Library to Koha

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-09-10 11:51
(September 10, 2019). Equinox announced the successful migration of John Brown University Library to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide .
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Clarivate Analytics acquires the SequenceBase business to expand its search and analysis capabilities for the life sciences IP market

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-09-09 17:49
(September 9, 2019). Clarivate Analytics announced that it has acquired the business of SequenceBase, a leader in providing patent sequence information and search technology to the biotech, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The acquisition will deliver an expanded solution to the fast-growing biologics market. It complements Derwent's GENESEQ database and leading patent research platform Derwent Innovation, providing users with an intuitive solution to easily search, analyze and find context in sequence data within patents. GENESEQ is a proprietary database trusted by the largest players in biologics today. It is the only database to provide annotated analysis to help simplify the complexity of searching and identifying biological sequences (DNA, RNA and protein sequences) covered in patents from over 50 patent issuing authorities.
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EBSCO Information Services partners with ConTech 2019 to connect librarians and library students with new technologies

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-09-09 17:49
(September 9, 2019). EBSCO Information Services and ConTech 2019 are partnering to ensure more librarians attend the event in December. EBSCO will sponsor the conference — a sponsorship that will include a submission process that will allow four librarians to attend for free as well as a 50 percent discount for all librarian attendees, along with two opportunities for library student bursaries.
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Strategic partnership to improve access to civil legal justice through public libraries

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-09-09 17:49
(September 9, 2019). OCLC's WebJunction program and the nonprofit organization, Legal Services Corporation, are partnering to design and deliver a national online training course to public library staff that will strengthen access to civil legal justice through public libraries.
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North Palm Beach Library goes live on Koha

Library Technology Reports - Sat, 2019-09-07 23:43
(September 7, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced that the North Palm Beach Public Library, in Florida is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 50,000 plus holdings from Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Things you save in a fire /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-06 11:39

    ISBN: 9781466847712
    Author: Center, Katherine


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Christmas in Winter Hill /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-06 11:39

    ISBN: 9780800736101
    Author: Carlson, Melody


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Old bones /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-06 11:39

    ISBN: 9781549181757
    Author: Preston, Douglas J.


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Rival's break /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-06 11:39

    ISBN: 9780778308102
    Author: Neggers, Carla


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