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University of Manchester Library entscheidet sich für die Literaturlistenlösung Ex Libris Leganto

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-04-23 17:21
(April 23, 2019). Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt bekannt, dass die University of Manchester Library die Literaturlistenlösung Ex Libris Leganto ausgewählt hat, um die Universität bei der Verwirklichung ihrer Vision für 2020 zu unterstützen, eine herausragende Lern- und Studierendenerfahrung zu schaffen. Ex Libris Leganto wird die Software Talis Aspire ersetzen und in die Bibliotheksdienstplattform Ex Libris Alma der Universität und das Discovery- und Delivery-Tool Ex Libris Primo® integriert werden.
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Congratulations to NCSU Libraries, winner of the 2019 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

LITA Blog - Tue, 2019-04-23 13:38

The North Carolina State University Libraries has been selected to receive the 2019 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. Sponsored by Emerald Publishing and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), the Award recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions for their long-term contributions to the education of the Library and Information Science technology field.

“The Award Committee selected NC State University because of its work through the Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians (DSVIL) to increase the pool of data science-savvy people working in libraries,“ said Chair Tod A. Olson. Since 2015, the annual week-long event has hosted 119 participants, and covered topics such as data exploration, statistical analysis, bibliometric analysis, data visualization, data description, sharing, and reuse, data cleaning and preparation, version control with git and github, analyzing textual data, and mapping and geospatial visualization.

Olson went on to commend the team at the NCSU Libraries for its annual commitment, depth of training, and the number of librarians who have benefited from DVSIL all of which make NC State University a worthy recipient for this Award. The Libraries will receive a citation and a $1,000 stipend in recognition of its achievements.

When notified they were selected as this year’s recipient, Jennifer Garrett (Director, Talent Management) said, “In launching the Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians (DSVIL), we wanted to grow a community of practice, to essentially deepen the capacity of our profession, in the areas of data science and visualization. And it has been really rewarding to see these efforts bear fruit. The program has connected librarians around the globe, from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, who were passionate about developing the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to communicate effectively with their researchers. Many have even gone on to implement their own data training programs or have created data science positions at their home institutions. For us, DSVIL has provided the necessary opportunities to shift perceptions of where a library fits as a contributing member of the research enterprise and has enabled librarians to become catalysts in emerging and competitive research processes.”

Members of the 2019 LITA/Library Hi-Tech Award Committee are: Tod A. Olson (Chair), Charissa J. Brammer, Michael A. Rodriguez, Holly A. Tomren, and Dr. Patrick T. Colegrove (Past Chair).

Thank you to Emerald Publishing for sponsoring this award.

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Norway and Elsevier Agree on Pilot National Licence for Research Access and Publishing

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-04-23 11:21
(April 23, 2019). The Norwegian consortium for higher education and research organized by Unit,and global information analytics business Elsevier today agreed to a pilot national license, providing Norwegian researchers with access to global academic research while making Norwegian research accessible through open access publishing. The agreement is the result of close cooperation between the Norwegian research community and Elsevier.
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OCLC and Knovel partner to offer seamless workflows

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-04-23 11:21
(April 23, 2019). OCLC has partnered with Knovel to automate subscription management workflows, eliminating the need for manual intervention by library staff.
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Gale and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries partner to provide residents and students free access to new digital resources

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-04-23 11:21
(April 23, 2019). The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide more than 2,600 public, school (K-12) and intermediate unit libraries throughout Pennsylvania with free access to Gale digital resources through POWER Library, the state's electronic library. These new resources provide Pennsylvania residents, students and teachers with reliable, high-quality content that supports their educational, professional and informational needs.
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Ex Libris expands the Research Professional Funding Insight Service with five additional sources

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-04-23 11:21
(April 23, 2019). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that its Research Professional Funding Insight service has added five sources to the database of awarded research grants.
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Take the LITA Close to Home Survey

LITA Blog - Fri, 2019-04-19 11:00
  • Are you interested in connecting with other LITA members near you?
  • In what ways can LITA help foster local activities that would benefit you?
  • Would you like to take the lead in starting a group near you?

LITA Close to Home is an ALA Emerging Leader project studying whether LITA members would like to participate in local peer groups and what form those groups should take.

We need your help! Please take just 5 minutes to complete the Close to Home survey before it closes on Friday, May 10.

The 2019 LITA Emerging Leaders team are:

  • Liz Gibbons-Camp, Adult Services Coordinator, Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library,
  • Kat Greer, Digital Systems & Acquisitions Librarian, Agnes Scott College,
  • Rachel Murdock, Innovation Librarian, Hedberg Public Library,
  • Abigail Sparling, Serials Metadata Librarian, University of Alberta,

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Point Park University goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-04-19 10:58
(April 19, 2019). ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced that Point Park University Library in Pennsylvania is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 70,000 plus holdings from Sierra ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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The Department of Sensitive Crimes /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-04-19 10:58

    ISBN: 9781524748227
    Author: McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

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The better sister : a novel /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-04-19 10:58

    ISBN: 9780062894922
    Author: Burke, Alafair

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Western Sydney University, ProQuest extend Digital Textbook Program

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-04-18 16:52
(April 18, 2019). Western Sydney University announced the extension of its partnership with ProQuest to offset one major piece of that cost – textbooks. Through WSU's digital textbook program, all 10,000 first-year students at the university's 10 teaching campuses located across the Western Sydney region in Australia receive access to textbooks through Ebook Central, ProQuest's ebook platform. More than 200 titles from 60 leading academic publishers are available electronically at no cost to students via the WSU library.
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Hauppauge Public Library (NY) engages its community with Patron Point

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-04-18 16:52
(April 18, 2019). Patron Point announced the selection of its patron relationship management system by the Hauppauge Public Library of Hauppauge, NY to help drive its patron engagement and web marketing efforts.
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LITA Learnings: So Many Choices for Spring 2019

LITA Blog - Thu, 2019-04-18 13:30
Check out our new spring lineup and get details on our latest round of online learning to boost your skill set!

Click on each courses link for detailed descriptions, biographies and registration.

Universal Parity to Resources: Rethinking Library Access
April 25, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time
Presenters: Christine Elliott and Courtney McAllister

Creating an InterDisciplinary Space @ Your Library
Tuesday April 30, 2019, Noon – 1:00 pm Central Time
Presenter: Jessica Bennett

Multimedia Instruction: Connecting through Course Integration
May 1 – May 22, 2019
Presenter: Leah Howd

Managing Special User Groups in Academic Libraries
May 7, 2019, Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time
Presenter: Charissa Brammer and Sommer Browning

Guiding Students through Digital Citizenship
May 16, 2019, 11:00 am – 12:30 Central Time
Presenter: Casey Davis

Techniques in Managing a Library Services Platform Migration
May 30, 2019, Noon – 1:00 pm Central Time
Presenter: Hong Ma

In-house vs. Outsourced Digitization: similarities, key differences and pitfalls to avoid
June 5, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time
Presenter: Marina Georgieva

Can’t attend the live events? No problem! Register and you’ll receive a link to the recordings.

Check the LITA Online Learning page for other LITA continuing education opportunities.

Register for any of the webinars.

Register for the online course.

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to LITA continuing education, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or

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New collaborative effort to develop a national digital ebooks platform for libraries announced

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-04-18 10:51
(April 18, 2019). The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), The New York Public Library (NYPL), and LYRASIS are pleased to announce a new collaboration to help provide all public libraries with a free, open, library-controlled platform for managing their ebook and audiobook services. Through this newly-established collaboration, DPLA, NYPL, and LYRASIS will each offer core services and tools that, in combination, will provide public libraries across the United States with a full-service pathway to acquire and deliver ebooks and audiobooks through a library-controlled marketplace and platform.
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Emerald partners with LibLynx for Identity, Access, and COUNTER

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-04-18 10:51
(April 18, 2019). Emerald Publishing is partnering with us in developing their new Emerald Insight digital research platform. We'll be powering authentication and identity management across a broad range of use cases as well as providing COUNTER-compliant reporting.
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Redemption /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-04-18 10:51

    ISBN: 9781538761410
    Author: Baldacci, David

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Jobs in Information Technology: April 17, 2019

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-04-17 14:56

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks.

New This Week

Bryn Mawr College/TriCollege Libraries Consortium, Digital Library Developer, Bryn Mawr, PA

Bryn Mawr College/TriCollege Libraries Consortium, Library Technology Services Manager, Bryn Mawr, PA

University of Michigan, HathiTrust Enterprise Architect, Ann Arbor, MI

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Web Developer, Topeka, KS

Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information on submitting a job posting.

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Koios awarded ‘Google Ad Grants Certified Professional' status

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-04-17 10:45
(April 17, 2019). Koios, the company that helps libraries show up first in Google results, has achieved the designation of Google Ad Grants Certified Professional. This means Koios has been fully certified by Google itself as an official partner that specializes in helping nonprofits win and manage Google Ad Grants.
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University of Manchester Library chooses Ex Libris Leganto Solution for reading list services

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-04-17 10:45
(April 17, 2019). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that The University of Manchester Library has selected the Ex Libris Leganto reading list solution to help the University realize its 2020 vision for achieving an outstanding learning and student experience. The Ex Libris Leganto solution will replace Talis Aspire software and will be integrated with the University's Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery tool.
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Decatur Public Library goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-04-17 10:45
(April 17, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced that the Decatur Public Library in Alabama is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 96,000 plus holdings from TLC ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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