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La biblioteca dei Georgofili è stata resa disponibile sul catalogo WorldCat dell'Online Computer Library Center

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-05-20 11:44
(May 20, 2020). Dopo l'inserimento nel Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale, l'Accademia dei Georgofili, la storica istituzione fiorentina che si occupa di agricoltura, ha deciso di aderire anche a reti bibliotecarie internazionali, al fine di dare maggiore visibilità al proprio patrimonio librario e offrire nuovi strumenti di ricerca per studiosi di tutto il mondo.
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PTFS Europe appointed to APUC's framework agreement to supply Library Management Systems and Associated Services.

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-05-20 11:44
(May 20, 2020). Management Systems (LMS) and Associated Services. PTFS Europe's Koha LMS SaaS will be available to universities and colleges via the APUC framework which substantially reduces the time and effort involved in the full tendering and contracting process for Library Management Systems.
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King's College Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-05-19 17:41
(May 19, 2020). ByWater Solutions announced that King's College, Leonard Corgan Library in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 214,000 plus holdings from Polaris ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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EBSCO Information Services and Mygrator Partner to Support Libraries looking to Adopt FOLIO

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-05-19 17:41
(May 6, 2020). EBSCO Information Services and Mygrator have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO and Mygrator will work together to provide reliable hosting and support services locally. Founded in 2020, Mygrator was formed to meet the FOLIO demand in the Benelux region, specifically Flanders, Netherlands and Luxembourg.
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Congratulations to Dr. Jian Qin, winner of the 2020 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award

LITA Blog - Tue, 2020-05-19 17:03

Dr. Jian Qin has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). She is the Professor and Director at the iSchool, Syracuse University. 
 
The Kilgour Award honors research relevant to the development of information technologies, especially work which shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect(s) of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information, or the processes by which information and data are manipulated and managed. It recognizes a body of work probably spanning years, if not the majority of a career. The winner receives $2,000, and a citation.

Dr. Qin’s recent research projects include metadata modeling for gravitational wave research data management and big metadata analytics using GenBank metadata records for DNA sequences, both with funding from NSF. She also collaborated with a colleague to develop a Capability Maturity Model for Research Data Management funded by a grant from the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). She was a visiting scholar at the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), where she developed the learning object vocabulary project. She has published widely in national and international research journals. Dr. Qin was the co-author of the book Metadata and co-editor for several special journal issues on knowledge discovery in databases and knowledge representation.
 
“Dr. Qin has made immeasurable contributions to the field of metadata throughout her 20 year career, including writing Metadata, now in its second edition. This title is award winning and a core text in the field.  She has shown that it is possible to bridge the gap between the theoretical and the practical, not always an easy undertaking.”
 
When notified that she had been selected, Dr. Qin said, “I have always been awed by Kilgour’s legacy and feel tremendously honored to be selected for this award. I am grateful and humbled by this recognition from the LIS community.”
 
Members of the 2020 Kilgour Award Committee are Emma Kepron (Chair), Aimee Fifarek (Past Chair), David Ratledge, Colby Riggs, and Andrew Pace (OCLC Liaison).

About LITA

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership of systems librarians, library technologists, library administrators, library schools, vendors, and others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. LITA is a division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our Blog, Facebook, or Twitter.

About OCLC

OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC’s WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.

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De La Salle University Adopts Ex Libris Higher-Ed Cloud Platform to Support Online Teaching and Streamline Workflows

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-05-19 11:41
(May 19, 2020). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announcde that De La Salle University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, and Ex Libris Leganto course resource list solution to streamline workflows, enhance patrons' user experience, and support teaching and learning.
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FOLIO launches Fameflower Release

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-05-19 11:41
(May 19, 2020). FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source Library Services Platform, has launched the Fameflower Release. The FOLIO Fameflower Release is the sixth in a series of named releases that define the features and functionality of the open source LSP and represents a significant list of workflow features for library staff.The release offers integration improvements for VuFind and EBSCO Discovery Service customers in addition to user experience (UX) improvements and accessibility features.
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Softlink Information Centres #gotknowledge2020 Survey open until July 16, 2020

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2020-05-18 17:38
(May 18, 2020). Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce their #gotknowledge2020 survey is open. Running through to July 16th, the survey is designed to give librarians and knowledge workers a voice.
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The British Museum has recently selected Koha open source library management system for their replacement library system

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2020-05-18 11:38
(May 18, 2020). The British Museum has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace a previous SirsiDynix solution. PTFS Europe has been selected to provide implementation, on-going hosting and support services. Koha will efficiently manage the Museum's specialised library collection of more than 300,000 volumes.
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Learning Everywhere: Transitioning from a Place-Based Model to a Connected One

Tame the Web - Mon, 2020-05-18 08:00
In early education circles, it is widely known that children learn through play, and more and more early education curriculums are being updated to reflect this understanding of cognitive development. For some reason, as children get older and grow into adults, this idea is traded in for a learning-through-work model—one which can be successful when […]
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Lamar Community College joins CLiC and Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen Support

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2020-05-15 17:33
(May 15, 2020). ByWater Solutions announced that CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium) has added Lamar Community College Library, Lamar, Colorado to their consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS and Aspen Discovery for their catalog. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 10,000 plus holdings from Follett ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Saline County Library (AR) selects Patron Point

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-05-14 17:31
(May 14, 2020). Patron Point announced today that the Saline County Library (AR) has selected its patron relationship management system to help drive its patron engagement and web marketing efforts.
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Innovative Polaris ILS for public libraries now available in Ireland, UK, Australia, and New Zealand

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-05-14 11:31
(May 14, 2020). Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, today announced that the Polaris integrated library system, which is the leading solution for public libraries in North America, is now available in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Polaris currently serves over 600 public libraries and consortia of all sizes in the United States and Canada. Offering Polaris in these new markets is a complement to Innovative Sierra, which is used by some of the most prestigious public libraries globally.
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Voyager Sopris Learning's LETRS a Winner in The EdTech Awards 2020

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-05-13 17:29
(May 13, 2020). Voyager Sopris Learning's LETRS has been selected as the winner of the “Professional Development Learning Solution” award in The EdTech Awards 2020 from EdTech Digest. LETRS, Voyager Sopris Learning's landmark professional learning series on the science of reading, was one of 20 finalists named from the category and was subsequently singled out as the overall winner.
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AbsysNet ofrece soluciones adaptadas para la gestión automática de los documentos en cuarentena de las bibliotecas

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-05-13 11:28
(May 13, 2020). La cuarentena de los documentos analógicos devueltos y prestados en las bibliotecas es necesaria mientras dure el periodo excepcional producido por la COVID-19. AbsysNet permite gestionar dicha cuarentena tanto de los documentos devueltos con la reapertura como de los préstamos que se realicen a partir de ahora de manera fácil y utilizando procedimientos sencillos para el personal bibliotecario. Una actualización de AbsysNet, actualmente en las fases finales de desarrollo y que estará disponible próximamente, facilitará aún más la realización y seguimiento del proceso de cuarentena.
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Innovative Announces New Partner Gemini Bilgi Teknolojileri

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-05-13 11:28
(May 13, 2020). Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software,announced a new partnership with Gemini Bilgi Teknolojileri based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Leeds College of Music chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-05-13 11:28
(May 13, 2020). Leeds College of Music has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous OCLC OLIB solution. PTFS Europe is implementing the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services. Koha is being integrated with the conservatoire's EDS discovery service, from EBSCO, and the Moodle learning management system.
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LITA/ALA Survey of Library Response to COVID-19

LITA Blog - Tue, 2020-05-12 13:18

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and its ALA partners are seeking a new round of feedback about the work of libraries as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis, releasing a survey and requesting feedback by 11:59 p.m. CDT, Monday, May 18, 2020. Please complete the survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/libraries-respond-to-covid-19-may-2020

LITA and its ALA partners know that libraries across the United States are taking unprecedented steps to answer the needs of their communities, and this survey will help build a better understanding of those efforts. LITA and its ALA partners will use the results to advocate on behalf of libraries at the national level, communicate aggregated results with the public and media, create content and professional development opportunities to address library staff needs, and share some raw, anonymized data elements with state-level staff and library support organizations for their own advocacy needs. 

Additional information about the survey: All library types are encouraged to respond. We are surveying at the library organizational level and are not collecting outlet/branch data. Financial-related data will only be used in aggregate and not shared in raw data format. Any raw data that is shared with states or other library support organizations outside of ALA will be anonymized. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete, and all completed respondents will be automatically entered to win one of ten $30 gift certificates to the ALA Store.

Special thanks to the Colorado State Library’s Library Research Service and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Public Library Data Alliance partners, Association of Research Libraries, and the ACRL Academic Library Trends & Statistics Survey Editorial Board. Additional information about the survey can be found at: http://www.ala.org/pla/issues/covid-19/surveyoverview.

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Soutron Global launches Covid-19 financial support package for information professionals

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-05-12 11:27
(May 12, 2020). Soutron Global announced further details of its support package for information professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the recent announcement of its free educational webinar series for librarians during the pandemic (see: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/25114) comes the announcement of enhanced financial support for information professionals already engaged with, or whom may wish to partner, with Soutron Global.
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ARL joins business, government, education leaders in call for emergency funding for libraries impacted by COVID-19

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2020-05-11 17:26
(May 11, 2020). A coalition of business, government, and education leaders are calling on the US Congress to provide emergency aid to libraries impacted by COVID-19 in a letter released today by the American Library Association.
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