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Travel Apps!

LITA Blog - 9 hours 40 min ago

With ALA’s annual conference in Orlando just around the corner, travel is in the plans for many librarians and staff. Fortunately, as I live in Florida, I don’t have that far to go. But if you do, then you’re going to need some good apps.

I travel frequently and have a few of my favorite apps that I use for travel, and I’d like to share them with you:

Airline App of Choice

I personally only use two airlines so I can only speak to their particular apps, but seriously, if you have a smartphone and you aren’t using it to hold tickets or boarding passes, you’re missing out. You can also use your app to check flight times and delays, book future travel, or just to play around (one of my airline’s apps lets you send virtual postcards).

PackPoint

Even if it’s just a weekend trip, this app is great at letting you know what you should bring depending on the weather and your activities. You can adjust the lists according to your preferences as well. Though this is the free version, there is a paid version where you can save your packing lists to Evernote. (Android)

Foursquare

I only use Foursquare when I travel. It got put through its paces in Boston when I needed to find a place to eat near my location or was looking for a historic site I hadn’t been to. It also helped in giving me tips about the place: what to order, when to avoid the place, how the staff was. On top of that, it links with your Map App of Choice (Google Maps FTW!) to give you directions and contact information. It’s not Yelp, but I feel it’s more genuine. (Android)

Waze

Take it from someone who lived in Orlando: driving in that city is not fun. This is why you want Waze: it can show you directions as well as let you input traffic accidents you happen across as you drive (well, maybe after you drive). It even helps out with finding cheap gas. (Android)

Photo-Editing App of Choice

You’re no doubt going to be taking a lot of photos on your trip, so why not spice them up with some creative edits and share them? There are a plethora of photo apps out there to choose from, the most ubiquitous being Instagram (Android), but I love Hipstamatic (paid, iOS only) because you can randomize your filters and get a totally unexpected result every shot. Other apps that are fun are Pixlr (Android) (there’s a desktop version, too!) and Photoshop Express (Android)
What are some travel apps that you cannot live without? Post them in the comments or tweet them my way @LibrarianStevie!

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Saybrook University Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2016-05-27 12:05
(May 27, 2016). ByWater Solutions announced that the Library at Stratford University, of Falls Church, VA. is now live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support. ByWater Solutions had completed the migration of the Libraries' holdings last year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://saybrook.bywatersolutions.com/
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Une plus grande centralisation des données pour les citoyens de la municipalité d'Alma avec l'arrimage des logiciels Koha et Sport-Plus.

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2016-05-26 18:03
(May 26, 2016). Les entreprises Solutions inLibro inc. et Logiciels Sport-Plus inc. sont heureuses d'annoncer l'arrimage entre le logiciel de gestion de bibliothèque Koha et le logiciel de gestion des loisirs Sport-Plus pour permettre l'échange des données entre ces systèmes.
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EBSCO Information Services continues to support open source technology for libraries

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2016-05-26 15:03
(May 26, 2016). EBSCO Information Services continues to provide support in advocating open source and open access. EBSCO has agreed to provide additional financial support to Koha, the world's first full-featured, free open source Integrated Library System (ILS) that is used worldwide by more than 15,000 libraries of all types. This latest contribution will help with the next phase of community driven enhancements, including support for additional system interoperability as well as acquisition and e-resource management capabilities in Koha.
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Springer Nature works with ProQuest to expand their access to key content

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2016-05-26 15:03
(May 26, 2016). ProQuest has added an additional 58 highly influential scientific and medical journals from Springer Nature to its databases. New titles include seven Nature Reviews journals in clinical medicine, biology, and materials sciences and several academic & society titles published by Springer Nature, including the American Journal of Gastroenterology and Translational Psychiatry.
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Koç University Selects Ex Libris campusM Mobile App Platform

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2016-05-26 15:03
(May 26, 2016). Ex Libris announced that Istanbul-based Koç University, one of the leading academic and research institutions in Turkey, has chosen the Ex Libris campusM Enterprise platform for developing and delivering personalized applications and services to students and staff.
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Gale expands historical digital newspaper offerings and support for digital humanities research

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2016-05-26 15:03
(May 26, 2016). Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has expanded its historical newspaper collections with the launch of several new archives. Now available are The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000, a 145-year archive of Britain's best-selling quality newspaper; China from Empire to Republic: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals, a collection of English-language periodicals published in or about China from 1817-1949; and British Library Newspapers, Part V: 1746-1950, which adds newspapers from the northern part of the United Kingdom to Gale's comprehensive digital collection of British newspapers. All collections are fully indexed and the metadata and data are available for text and data mining and other forms of large-scale digital humanities analysis.
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TLC integration with LibraryH3lp complete

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2016-05-26 15:03
(May 26, 2016). The Library Corporation announced that LibraryH3lp's live chat service is now fully integrated with their LS2 PAC for CARL online public access catalog, building on TLC's long standing commitment to ensure libraries can meet the evolving needs of their customers.
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Light cooking done right /

New At the Library - Thu, 2016-05-26 06:02

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Follett launches new Makerspace Bundles for K-12 libraries

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2016-05-25 18:01
(May 25, 2016). As makerspaces continue to gain momentum in the K-12 library world to encourage students' inquiry and exploration through hands-on production, Follett has answered by offering Makerspace Bundles. The age level-specific bundles are individually tailored for elementary, middle and high school grades, and include a variety of diverse materials, including books, building supplies, and robotic kits. The bundles, designed to save time and take the guesswork out of starting a makerspace, allow librarians to get started in the makerspace concept without doing all of the curation work themselves. The resources for the bundles are conveniently grouped together by elementary, middle, and high school and were curated by Follett's curriculum staff. Also, in a special “Makerspace Mania” section within Titlewave, guest librarians who operate their own makerspaces have created resource lists for Follett based on their experiences with students across K-12.
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Indhold i kommende release af FBS fastlagt

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2016-05-25 18:01
(May 25, 2016). I løbet af 2016 vil der løbende blive udrullet nye funktioner og forbedringer på Fælles Bibliotekssystem. På baggrund af ønsker fra bibliotekerne og analyser foretaget i samarbejde med leverandøren Systematic ligger det nu fast, hvad den kommende release 1.3 af Fælles Bibliotekssystem (FBS) indeholder.
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BiblioCommons announces extension of digital resource integration with BiblioCloudRecords service

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2016-05-25 15:01
(May 25, 2016). Extending its integration of digital resources into library catalogs and continuous investment in record enrichment, BiblioCommons today announced its intent to provide automated eContent catalog records to libraries through its new BiblioCloudRecords service. The service will eliminate the need for libraries to upload and manage eContent MARC records in their integrated library system (ILS). The BiblioCloud Records module will launch with OverDrive titles and be available in fall of 2016.
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Jobs in Information Technology: May 25, 2016

LITA Blog - Wed, 2016-05-25 14:36

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

Pacific States University(PSU), Librarian, Los Angeles, CA

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

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Consortium of Academic and Special Libraries of Saskatchewan chooses Ex Libris Alma and Primo solutions

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2016-05-25 12:01
(May 25, 2016). Ex Libris announced that the Consortium of Academic and Special Libraries of Saskatchewan has selected the Ex Libris Alma resource management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution to create a unified resource management and discovery environment that offers comprehensive and convenient access to library materials. Alma and Primo will replace Voyager and SirsiDynix Symphony.
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Axiell acquires Mobydoc and solidifies position as number one in collections management

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2016-05-25 12:01
(May 25, 2016). Axiell announced the acquisition of Mobydoc, the market leader for French museums, particularly national museums. The acquisition brings together Axiell's global resources and experience within Archives, Libraries and Museums with the solid position that Mobydoc has held in the French market for over 20 years. The move creates an organisation that will be able to continue to serve French museums with market leading solutions and services, now and in the future.
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The city of mirrors : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2016-05-25 05:59

    ISBN: 9781101965832
    Author: Cronin, Justin


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The fireman : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2016-05-25 05:59

    ISBN: 9780062200631
    Author: Hill, Joe


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The highwayman /

New At the Library - Wed, 2016-05-25 05:59

    ISBN: 9780735220911
    Author: Johnson, Craig, 1961-


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Beyond the ice limit : a Gideon Crew novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2016-05-25 05:59

    ISBN: 9781455525867
    Author: Preston, Douglas J.


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The sorcerer's daughter : the defenders of Shannara /

New At the Library - Wed, 2016-05-25 05:59

    ISBN: 9780345540829
    Author: Brooks, Terry


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