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Poplar Creek Public Library District selects Innovative to enhance patron experience

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-06-01 18:31
(June 1, 2017). Innovative Interfaces announced the Poplar Creek Public Library District in Illinois has selected Polaris as their integrated library system.
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Knowsley Council chooses Koha and WordPress, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-06-01 09:31
(June 1, 2017). Knowsley Council has chosen the Koha library management system together with the WordPress content management system to replace their existing SirsiDynix solution. PTFS Europe will carry out the initial implementation and provide on-going hosting and support services.
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Academic Digital Research Services start-up colwiz joins Taylor & Francis Group

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-06-01 09:31
(June 1, 2017). Taylor and Francis Group, a leading publisher of specialist, upper-level academic books and journals, has acquired colwiz, an innovative, early stage digital research services firm, as part of its ongoing investment in technology and digital capabilities that support the use and discoverability of content.
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IOP Publishing launches Remarq pilot on a number of journals

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-06-01 09:31
(June 1, 2017). RedLink announced a pilot of Remarq on several IOP Publishing journals, including the Journal of Optics, the New Journal of Physics, Nanotechnology, and Biofabrication. Remarq is a new tool for the publishing community offering annotation, commenting, article sharing, and collaboration, all on the publisher's site and utilizing the version of record.
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Publishers can now tap predictive analytics to increase book discovery and sales for online retail channels

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-06-01 09:31
(June 1, 2017). Ingram Content Group and OptiQly, a marketing technology and services startup that provides actionable intelligence for online retail, announced their collaboration to provide publishers quick and cost-effective insights to make real-time business decisions.
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Heat Storm /

New At the Library - Wed, 2017-05-31 09:30

    ISBN: 9781478921813
    Author: Castle, Richard

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Help Us “Build a Librarian” for the 21st Century #NEXTLIBRARY2017 #LIBRARYCHANGEAGENT

Tame the Web - Tue, 2017-05-30 17:06

From Michael:  Greetings all! I am thrilled to be traveling to Denmark next week for the Next Library Conference in Aarhus at the Dokk1 library. One of the most resonating statements I have heard in recent years came from Dokk1’s  Marie Østergård at PLA in 2016:

“We don’t hire for librarians or nonlibrarians but based on competencies,” Østergård said. “You must be ready to work hard and meet people all day.”

I am looking forward to sharing some ideas about skills and mindset in a workshop I am co-teaching with Jan Holmquist, Assistant Library Director, Guldborgsund Public Library in Denmark and Mylee Joseph, Consultant, Public Libraries and Engagement Division, State Library of New South Wales, Australia. Through some playful and interactive work without our participants, we will explore of what it means to be a catalyst for learning and change within out institutions. I am excited to see where the conversation will take us. Below is a post authored by Jan Holmquist about the workshop – please share your thoughts! PS: The formula is a sneak peak at my next “Office Hours” column in LJ.

Jan writes:

I am very excited to be able to learn with NEXT Library conference participants in Aarhus in mid June. Together with Dr. Michael Stephens and Mylee Joseph,  I will be leading an interactive workshop at the conference and we need your input to help us make this workshop really effective for the participants at this year’s conference.

“Change” and “disruption” are not only popular buzzwords. Technology, economy and politics are forces that are changing the world as we know it and our communities at a fast pace. Libraries are embracing and responding to these changes and have different strategies for maintaining and increasing their relevance to their local communities. But to embrace change, and be a driving force for what rapidly changing communities need, librarians must have skills to both anticipate and adapt to change as well as being effective community connectors to drive change.

In business and leadership literature “dynamic capabilities” describes the characteristics of a firm that can adapt to changes in the environment and survive, while businesses that fail to adapt can slip from world domination to bankruptcy with examples often mentioned like KODAK and NOKIA.

In the global economy our countries, cities and communities compete on skills, know-how,  adaptability and connectivity to get knowledge jobs in their area. Communities need assistance to anticipate and adapt to the world as it changes around them. Libraries can play a vital role in providing opportunities, tools and experiences for their communities to learn and to develop the dynamic capabilities needed. Librarians as effective “community learning connectors” can be change agents and drivers for development in our communities for many years to come.
How do we insure the folks serving our varied constituents have the skill sets and attitudes required of the modern library worker.

In our workshop we will use Michael’s “formula for success” to facilitate participants own ideas:

Essential Skills + Mindset² X Support = Success

Each part of the formula is vital. The outcome does not work if any of them are removed.

What do you think:

  • What are your thoughts on the content in Michael Stephens Essential Skills + Mindset² X Support = Success
  • In what way can libraries enhance a community’s adaptability to change?
  • Do you have examples of libraries in your community acting as community learning connectors and helping to respond and adapt to change?
  • What skills are needed for library staff to be effective community learning connectors?
  • What skills and mindset will help library staff continue to adapt to rapid change into the future?

Please share your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #LibraryChangeAgent  all kinds of contributions are welcome. Make a short video, use words – or draw your perfect set of skills… Be creative. We think that is one of the important skills needed ?

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The San Diego County Public Law Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-05-30 15:29
(May 30, 2017). ByWater Solutions announced that the San Diego Law Library, of San Diego, CA, is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's four branches, and 150,000 plus holdings from Millennium and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.
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Yewno Launches Unearth: A unique new AI Tool for Publishers

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-05-30 15:29
(May 30, 2017). Yewno announced the launch of Yewno Unearth. Yewno Unearth is a truly unique transformational exploration tool for publishers based on AI technology. It uses an algorithmic approach to understand topics, sub-topics and concepts within any document to give an accurate and comprehensive view across any catalog of information.
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Delta think and LibLynx partner to simplify institutional access to the OA data analytics tool

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-05-30 09:29
(May 30, 2017). Delta Think and LibLynx today announced a partnership to further enhance the user experience of Delta Think's groundbreaking Open Access Data Analytics Tool.
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Université Paris-Saclay chooses Ex Libris Primo Discovery and delivery solution to increase content usage and improve the discovery experience

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-05-30 09:29
(May 30, 2017). Ex Libris announced that the Université Paris-Saclay consortium will deploy the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution at its 16 member institutions to increase content usage and create an optimum discovery experience for users.
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Tennessee School Districts now have a single source for print and digital content

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-05-30 09:29
(May 30, 2017). Tennessee Book Company, an Ingram Content Group company, has acquired assets of Thrivist, LLC; a teaching and learning platform to create a single, dynamic way for teachers to access both digital and print content for their classrooms.
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Sanford de ProQuest pasa el testigo a Shem Tov

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2017-05-29 09:28
(May 29, 2017). Matti Shem Tov, Presidente de Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, sucederá a Kurt Sanford como Director Ejectuvio de ProQuest en 2017. El éxito de ProQuest y el desarrollo de un equipo fuerte de liderazgo bajo la dirección del Sr. Sanford han preparado el escenario para que el Sr. Shem Tov continúe impulsando el crecimiento y la innovación de ProQuest, reuniendo contenido de calidad, libros y software para facilitar resultados extraordinarios para bibliotecarios, investigadores y estudiantes.
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Office Hours: More on S-Town

Tame the Web - Sun, 2017-05-28 14:24

My new column is up at Library Journal exploring the impact of podcasts and how libraries can respond.

What do I listen to now? More than a few folks shared this sentiment online in the days following the release of “S-Town,” a podcast hosted by Brian Reed and created by the producers of “Serial” and “This American Life.” It topped ten million–plus downloads within four days of release. I binged all seven episodes over spring break and found the series to be a moving, insightful, and well-conceived piece of audio journalism. Podcasting has experienced a renaissance of content, production values, and quality in the past few years.

Gifts of this Hour

Some links of interest:

40 Million Downloads – Vulture

Birmingham PL Tweet

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TLC Releases CARL.X 9.4.2, CARL.Connect 1.4 and CARL.Connect Discovery 3.2.5

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2017-05-26 18:27
(May 26, 2017). The Library Corporation has announced the availability of their latest round of development for the CARL product line with the release of CARL.X v9.4.2, CARL.Connect v1.4 and CARL.Connect Discovery v3.2.5.
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Millersville University selects TIND

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2017-05-26 15:27
(May 26, 2017). CERN spin-off TIND was selected by Millersville University of Pennsylvania to provide their cloud-based Institutional Repository (TIND IR). TIND is replacing ContentDM for management of digitized collections while also providing traditional repository capabilities for management and preservation of thesis, publications and more. The solution will be integrated with EBSCO Discovery Service.
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Ex Libris incrementa la connettività della biblioteca implementando la roadmap di BIBFRAME

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2017-05-26 09:27
(May 26, 2017). Ex Libris, ProQuest company, è lieta di annunciare la progressiva realizzazione della sua roadmap BIBFRAME, progettata per permettere alle istituzioni di implementare gradualmente BIBFRAME con il minimo effetto sui flussi di lavoro. Avvalendosi di BIBFRAME, le biblioteche del futuro riusciranno a connettersi in modo omogeneo al vasto mondo delle informazioni, offrendo al tempo stesso ai propri utenti una migliore panoramica delle informazioni bibliografiche e delle collezioni della biblioteca.
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You will pay /

New At the Library - Fri, 2017-05-26 06:27

    ISBN: 9781617734694
    Author: Jackson, Lisa

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Come sundown /

New At the Library - Fri, 2017-05-26 06:27

    ISBN: 9781250123077
    Author: Roberts, Nora

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Full wolf moon : a novel /

New At the Library - Fri, 2017-05-26 06:27

    ISBN: 9780385531429
    Author: Child, Lincoln

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