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John S. Bracken to head Digital Public Library of America

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-11-01 14:39
(November 1, 2017). The Digital Public Library of America announced that John S. Bracken has been selected to be the next Executive Director of DPLA, beginning December 4, 2017. A demonstrated leader in the field of digital innovation with nearly two decades of experience at philanthropic foundations, Bracken will lead DPLA in its next chapter of development, as the organization embarks upon its fifth year of operation.
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The Library of Trinity College Dublin selects Talis Aspire to improve student experience with Blackboard integration

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-11-01 14:39
(November 1, 2017). Following a formal tendering process, the Library of Trinity College Dublin has selectedTalis Aspire to manage and deliver its online reading lists service with integratedcopyright management.
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Royal Agricultural College selects Talis Aspire to improve accessibility to resources

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-11-01 14:39
(November 1, 2017). The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in Cirencester, Gloucestershire has selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver its online reading lists service. The Talis Aspire online reading lists service provides a direct link to resources, to ensure a seamless experience for students. Talis Aspire will be integrated with the RAU's Library Management System, Heritage from ISOxford.
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Safari: O'Reilly's Learning Platform for Higher Education now available from ProQuest

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-11-01 11:39
(November 1, 2017). O'Reilly Media's completely new version of Safari: O'Reilly's Learning Platform for Higher Education is now available from ProQuest. This version of Safari features both a new student experience and a new business model that provides academic institutions with easier, more affordable access for their entire student body.
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ARL Awarded Sloan Grant to help preserve software, save cultural record, advance discovery

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-10-31 17:38
(October 31, 2017). The Association of Research Libraries has been awarded a $315,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop and disseminate a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. This code will give individuals and institutions clear guidance on the legality of archiving software, in order to ensure continued access to digital files of all kinds and to offer hands-on understanding of the history of technology. The code will help cultural heritage institutions, collectors, and others save the digital record as well as advance research, discovery, and learning through the use of archived software.
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bibliotheca's cloudLibrary now available in 11 languages

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-10-31 14:38
(October 31, 2017). In an on-going effort to aid libraries in providing all of their patrons with the most integrated and engaging library experience possible, bibliotheca has released the new iOS and Android 3.4 cloudLibrary app. This update offers users the option to explore cloudLibrary in 11 different languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Canadian French, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan, Maori, and Romanian.
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Hemet Public Library expands library hours 24/7

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-10-31 14:38
(October 31, 2017). EnvisionWare announced that Hemet Public Library in California has selected EnvisionWare's 24-Hour Library to fill an essential need to extend Library hours and supplement services.
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Ex Libris campusM Mobile App now enhancing student engagement at 50 UK campuses

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-10-31 14:38
(October 31, 2017). Ex Libris announced that its campusM higher-education mobile app platform has already been adopted at 50 university campuses in the United Kingdom and many more worldwide. The campusM app is supports many aspects of student life, in addition to the teaching and learning processes. On many campuses, the app is integrated with wider campus systems such as learning management, student records and administration, and library services.
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FOLIO community expands with the addition of Jisc

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-10-31 11:38
(October 31, 2017). FOLIO announced a partnership with Jisc, the United Kingdom's leader in digital technologies for education and research. Jisc will bring their expertise to the project while looking to leverage FOLIO's technologies in their own projects where appropriate.
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The Free Public Library and Cultural Center of Bayonne goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-10-31 08:38
(October 31, 2017). ByWater Solutions announced that the Free Public Library and Cultural Center of Bayonne, NJ. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 200,000 plus holdings from Symphony earlier this year and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's hosting services are provided by Jersey Connect, a program in the state that offers free hosting services to libraries utilizing an open source ILS
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Follett Challenge launches 7th annual contest

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2017-10-30 17:37
(October 23, 2017). The 2018 Follett Challenge, open for entries through Dec. 15, will reward $200,000 in products and services from Follett to schools/districts with innovative educational programs that teach 21st-century skills to students. All public and private K-12 schools/districts in the U.S., Canada, and Australia are eligible to apply.
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EBSCO Information Services and William S. Hein and Co., Inc. partnership brings historical and government-related information to researchers

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2017-10-30 11:37
(October 30, 2017). EBSCO Information Services and HeinOnline, the world's largest image-based legal and historical document research database, announce the availability of five HeinOnline databases on EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service. The arrangement brings one of the richest and most comprehensive collections of historical and government–related information to researchers in academic and public libraries.
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The accidental president : Harry S. Truman and the four months that changed the

New At the Library - Sat, 2017-10-28 11:36

    ISBN: 9780544617346
    Author: Baime, A. J.


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Inmagic Inc. receives 2017 Best of Woburn Award

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2017-10-27 20:36
(October 27, 2017). Inmagic Inc. has been selected for the 2017 Best of Woburn Award in the Business Services category by the Woburn Award Program.
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Interlibrary Loan Resource Sharing User Group Conference Hosted by Industry Pioneer, Auto-Graphics

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2017-10-27 17:35
(October 27, 2017). Auto-Graphics recently held their SHAREit resource sharing user group conference. These regularly scheduled meetings enable Auto-Graphics to support the diverse needs of the 14 U.S. states, consortia, and Canadian provincial systems using SHAREit, the library industry's most popular Web-based resource sharing solution for statewide/provincial/consortia interlibrary loan since 1994.
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2017 LITA Forum – Full Schedule Now Live

LITA Blog - Fri, 2017-10-27 13:20

The full schedule for the 2017 LITA Forum is now on the website. You can discover sessions of particular interest for yourself by time and day, or subject track, or meeting room. You’re sure to find so many sessions you really want to attend.

2017 LITA Forum
Denver, CO
November 9-12, 2017
#litaforum

Participate with your LITA and library technology colleagues for the excellent networking opportunities at the 2017 LITA Forum.

Register Now!

  • Online registration closes Sunday November 5th, 2017

Conference highlights in addition to all the excellent sessions.

Keynote Speakers:

The Preconference Workshops:

Details

Join us in Denver, Colorado, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center, for the 2017 LITA Forum, a three-day education and networking event featuring 2 preconferences, 2 keynote sessions, more than 50 concurrent sessions and 15 poster presentations. It’s the 20th annual gathering of the highly regarded LITA Forum for technology-minded information professionals. Meet with your colleagues involved in new and leading edge technologies in the library and information technology field. Attendees take advantage of the informal Friday evening reception, networking dinners, game night, and other social opportunities to get to know colleagues and speakers.

Get the latest information, register and book a hotel room at the 2017 Forum Web site.

We thank our LITA Forum Sponsors:

ExLibrisGoogleAtenBiblioCommons

Questions or Comments?

Contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org

See you in Denver.

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Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War I

New At the Library - Fri, 2017-10-27 11:35

    ISBN: 9780316352536
    Author: Mundy, Liza, 1960-


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Blood brothers : the story of the strange friendship between Sitting Bull and Bu

New At the Library - Fri, 2017-10-27 11:35

    ISBN: 9781476773520
    Author: Stillman, Deanne


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Internet Librarian 2017, Day 2

David Lee King - Thu, 2017-10-26 12:45

Here are some highlights from Day 2 at Internet Librarian 2017.

Amy Affelt (@aainfopro on Twitter) spoke about Internet Search Tips & Tricks

Her tips mainly revolved around making your activity on the web a bit more private. Some of her tips included:

  • Using https://panopticlick.eff.org/ from the Electronic Frontier Foundation to see how well your web browser and add-ons protect you against online tracking techniques.
  • Use web browsers in their private browsing mode (i.e., Chrome’s Incognito mode).
  • Use Duck Duck Go instead of Google search, but start the search with a ! at the beginning of the search. That makes Duck Duck GO search Google, but using Duck Duck Go’s features.
  • Use a VPN
  • Use ad blockers and traffic blockers
  • Potential border crossing smartphone handovers, asking to look at your social media accounts. Take a burner phone instead.

Bobbi Newman was up next. Some highlights from her talk included:

She defined what privacy in an online world means:

  • Information collection – all that data
  • Processing of that information and data
  • Dissemination of that data, i.e, in order to use it or sell it
  • All of this is an invasion of privacy

Bobbi mentioned that if you are tech-savvy or more well-to-do, you have a better chance at privacy. [edit by DLK – thanks Jill for pointing that out!] Minorities and the poor are subjected to more unwarranted surveillance.

The last session I attended was Frank Cervone explaining Blockchain.

It was very helpful! Some highlights:

  • Blockchain is a network where transactions can be validated in a secure environment
  • And they are validated forever
  • It uses peer-to-peer technology (Tor networks and BitTorrent are other peer-to-peer systems) – supposedly there’s no single point of failure this way.
  • Bitcoin was originally designed around cryptocurrency (i.e., BitCoin)
  • It helps to embed trust rules inside each transaction, instead of doing that outside the transaction
  • There are some companies/projects starting to build blockchain-enabled apps. Etherium and OpenChain are two examples.
  • Problems with Blockchain – the chain grows as more transactions are added, and can eventually become unsustainable. It can also take more networking power to process, especially when those chains get longer.
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Ipswich City Council chooses Civica's Spydus10 to transform library service delivery

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-10-26 11:35
(October 26, 2017). Civica, a leading global supplier of critical software applications, digital solutions and outsourcing services that help transform the way organisations work, has announced that Ipswich City Council has chosen Spydus10 for all its libraries across the City. The City of Ipswich, which boasts the youngest population demographic in Australia has been planning a complete system overhaul for some time. Some of their primary objectives include meeting the needs of its audience and supporting its Advance Ipswich Strategy 2015 plan. In summary, they were looking for a solution which could help them transform their library service delivery to the community.
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