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Springer Nature's research sharing initiative SharedIt expanded to include conference proceedings

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-02-04 08:27
(February 4, 2020). Springer Nature continues its commitment to opening up research and enabling the advancement of discovery with the rollout of the SharedIt initiative to proceedings books. Following a successful pilot in 2018, SharedIt will enable to exchange/share links on individual papers in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) as well as in the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology series from January 2020.
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VuFind 6.1 released

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2020-02-03 20:26
(February 3, 2020). Version 6.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This major release brings some aspects of the code more up to date while also adding several new features and fixes.
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Teach for LITA: Submit Proposals by February 16

LITA Blog - Mon, 2020-02-03 15:47

Reminder: The deadline to submit LITA education proposals is February 16th. Please share our CFP with your colleagues. We are seeking instructors passionate about library technology topics to share their expertise and teach a webinar, webinar series, or online course for LITA this year.

All topics related to the intersection of technology and libraries are welcomed, including:

  • Machine Learning
  • IT Project Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Javascript, including: jquery, json, d3.js
  • Library-related APIs
  • Change management in technology
  • Big Data, High Performance Computing
  • Python, R, GitHub, OpenRefine, and other programming/coding topics in a library context
  • Supporting Digital Scholarship/Humanities
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Linked Data
  • Implementation or Participation in Open Source Technologies or Communities
  • Open Educational Resources, Creating and Providing Access to Open Ebooks and Other Educational Materials
  • Managing Technology Training
  • Diversity/Inclusion and Technology
  • Accessibility Issues and Library Technology
  • Technology in Special Libraries
  • Ethics of Library Technology (e.g., Privacy Concerns, Social Justice Implications)
  • Library/Learning Management System Integrations

Instructors receive a $500 honorarium for an online course or $150 for a webinar, split among instructors. Check out our list of current and past course offerings to see what topics have been covered recently. Be part of another slate of compelling and useful online education programs this year!

Submit your proposal today!

Questions or Comments?

For questions or comments related to teaching for LITA, contact us at lita@ala.org or (312) 280-4268.

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Cactus Communications announces acquisition of UNSILO, a Denmark-based technology solutions company

Library Technology Reports - Sat, 2020-02-01 13:53
(February 1, 2020). Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company, announced that it has acquired UNSILO, a Denmark-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) company that specializes in text analytics, linguistics, and data science. UNSILO, co-founded by Mads Rydahl and Thomas Laursen, provides AI tools and solutions for publishers to grow their business and improve customer experience through products such as Classify which helps publishers package and sell content in new ways, Recommend which supports the discovery of new and existing research, and Evaluate which helps scale up the capacity of the journal editorial office. It has partnered with leaders in the STM industry like BMJ, Wiley, Clarivate Analytics, and Taylor & Francis to develop solutions for the publishing ecosystem.
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The magic of sleep : a bedside companion /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-02-01 07:52

    ISBN: 9780062989482
    Author: Smith, Michael Acton,


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Prescriptive stretching /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-02-01 07:52

    ISBN: 9781492587415
    Author: Berg, Kristian, 1964-


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Creative alcohol inks : a step-by-step guide to achieving amazing effects /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-02-01 07:52

    ISBN: 9781631597923
    Author: Mahlberg, Ashley,


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Quicken WillMaker and Trust 2020 : book and software kit /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-02-01 07:52

    ISBN: 9781413326970
    Author:


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Complete essential oil diffuser recipes : over 150 recipes for health and wellne

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-02-01 07:52

    ISBN: 9781631585876
    Author: Farley, Pam,


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Middle Country Public Library (NY) launches Patron Point

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2020-01-31 19:34
(January 31, 2020). Patron Point announced that Middle Country Public Library of Centereach and Selden, NY has launched the Company's patron relationship management system to help drive its marketing efforts.
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Clarivate Analytics to acquire Decision Resources Group, creating a leading Global Provider of data-driven solutions to the life sciences industry

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2020-01-31 13:30
(January 31, 2020). Clarivate Analytics announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Decision Resources Group, a premier provider of high-value data, analytics and insights products and services to the healthcare industry, from Piramal Enterprises Limited, part of global business conglomerate Piramal Group. The $950 million purchase price–approximately 12x trailing DRG Adjusted EBITDA, taking into account acquisition cost synergies but not revenue synergies–includes $900 million in cash and approximately $50 million in Clarivate ordinary shares to be issued following the one-year anniversary of closing. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Clarivate earnings in 2020.
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LexisNexis launches new digital library experience in collaboration with OverDrive

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2020-01-31 07:29
(January 31, 2020). LexisNexis Legal and Professional announced comprehensive updates to its LexisNexis Digital Library platform, which now has a completely redesigned interface and a number of beneficial new features that subscribers have been asking for. The LexisNexis Digital Library, a platform offering one of the largest collections of legal eBook publications, now includes a more personalized home page for individual users, better tools for managing notetaking and offline reading capabilities that are tailored to legal librarians and legal professionals.
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Witch's oath : a children of D'Hara novella /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-01-31 07:29

    ISBN: 9781789541311
    Author: Goodkind, Terry


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Wasteland /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-01-31 07:29

    ISBN: 9781789541298
    Author: Goodkind, Terry


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The museum of desire /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-01-31 07:29

    ISBN: 9780525618539
    Author: Kellerman, Jonathan


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The book of candlelight /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-01-31 07:29

    ISBN: 9781496712431
    Author: Adams, Ellery


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Hateful things : a Children of D'Hara novella /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-01-31 07:29

    ISBN: 9781789541205
    Author: Goodkind, Terry


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Guardians of Detroit : architectural sculpture in the Motor City /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-01-31 07:29

    ISBN: 9780814345702
    Author: Morrison, Jeffrey,


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The scribbly man /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-01-31 07:29

    ISBN: 9781789541182
    Author: Goodkind, Terry


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Dallas ISD selects TLC's Library.Solution for Schools

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-01-30 19:26
(January 30, 2020). The Library Corporation announced that Dallas ISD has selected Library.Solution for Schools as its Library Management Platform.
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