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Kiowa County District Library goes live on CLiC AspenCat LibLime Union Catalog

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2014-10-30 18:58
(October 30, 2014). The Kiowa County District Library is now live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the accumulation of Center Consolidated Schools, the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 530,000 bibliographic records and 960,000 items. Dolores Public Library staff has worked with LibLime Project Management to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha application.
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City of Pasadena Public Library and Glendale Library, Arts and Culture Department select the Sierra Library Services Platform

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2014-10-30 18:58
(October 30, 2014). Innovative announced that City of Pasadena Public Library and Glendale Library, Arts and Culture Department selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. CPPL contains over 700,000 volumes and GLACD holds nearly 600,000 volumes. Both will be migrating from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix.
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Springer signs on as principal sponsor of Trans-Tasman 3MT

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2014-10-30 18:58
(October 30, 2014). Springer is the principal sponsor of the 2014 Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, which challenges students pursuing higher education degrees to turn their theses into three minute presentations. The contest provides Springer a way of encouraging early career researchers to develop an ability to communicate their work to non-scientists
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Library of Congress renews agreement with Backstage for large-scale microfilming project

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2014-10-30 18:58
(October 29, 2014). The Preservation Reformatting Division within the Library of Congress has renewed its agreement with Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) and is moving forward on an extensive microfilming project. Monographs, serials and other printed works in need of preparation and microfilming will be processed at Backstage's preservation facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Materials are in a variety of languages, including Arabic, Asian and Cyrillic scripts.
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ResourceMate introduces Reading Program Service Lexile Framework for Reading and Accelerated Reader integration into ResourceMate Extended and Premium

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2014-10-30 18:58
(October 29, 2014). Jaywil Software Dev. Inc.'s Instant access to Lexile scores and Accelerated Reader information. There is no need to export data to have it processed. When you add an item the scores are automatically retrieved.
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LYRASIS selects participants of the HBCU Library Alliance Photographic Preservation Project

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2014-10-30 18:58
(October 28, 2014). LYRASIS and its partners, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), HBCU Library Alliance, Image Permanence Institute (IPI), and University of Delaware (UD) Art Conservation Department, have selected five Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) to participate in the third HBCU Preservation Project. The 28-month project, funded with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, addresses the preservation needs of special photographic and magnetic media collections and enables increased use of this content for instruction and research.
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Displaced Persons

Derek McCulloch’s Gone to Amerikay was one of our favorite books of 2012. In fact, I even (incorrectly) predicted an Alex Award for it. So I was very excited to see that he was out with a new graphic novel, this time illustrated by Anthony Peruzzo. Like Gone to Amerikay, Displaced Persons has an epic sweep–following the travails of a family over several generations, and using intertwined narratives. So if you or your teens liked Gone to Amerikay as much as we did, this is the one to pick up.

* MCCULLOCH, Derek. Displaced Persons. illus. by Anthony Peruzzo. 168p. Image Comics. Aug. 2014. pap. $17.99. ISBN 9781632151216.

This graphic novel time travels through three generations of one family, whose connections are symbolized, and realized, by a house in the hills of San Francisco. The themes of politics, family, and crime are showcased in the intertwined narratives, changing through the years only in the details. During the Great Depression, a loving father, pressed by economic forces he’s unable to control, makes a shady deal to keep his loved ones together. Grandiose or ambitious, there’s a lot here to consume, and digest; readers may have to check the proffered time lines more than once to keep their bearings. The sins of the past destroy some characters and cast off others, leaving a faithful few to find their way home. Drug use and dealing cast a pall in the 1960s chapters, and César Chávez gets a mention through a well-meaning in-law as things fall apart in the 1990s. It seems a bit random, but in an interesting play-within-a-play conclusion, a friend writing a book and a time traveling relative find each other and some answers to the family saga. The work’s narrative held together by the art: Shaded in multiple sepia tones to signal different time periods, the drawings are roughly chiseled and remarkably detailed; whole rooms, complete with clues, appear in single frames. This part mystery, part sci-fi graphic novel was crafted over ten years.—Georgia Christgau, Middle College High School, Long Island City, NY

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DynaMed adds 61 recently released Choosing Wisely Canada Recommendations

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2014-10-29 15:55
(October 28, 2014). Choosing Wisely Canada just released 61 recommendations that are now available in the evidence-based clinical support tool DynaMed™ from EBSCO Health. The new recommendations to avoid unnecessary tests and treatments are from 12 organizations and have been added to the Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations that previously existed in DynaMed.
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Jobs in Information Technology: October 29

LITA Blog - Wed, 2014-10-29 12:58

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

Head of Guin Library, Oregon State University, Newport, OR

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

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Springer and Peerage of Science team up to ease journal submission

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2014-10-29 12:55
(October 29, 2014). Springer has joined forces with Peerage of Science to help authors more easily submit their manuscripts for consideration in Springer journals. Both sides are looking at how they can make the process easier and less time consuming, reduce the time to publication, and eliminate the need for re-submissions. The end goal is to make the work of peer review a more enriching experience for both authors and for reviewers, and to further recognize the hard work of those who are entrusted with this duty.
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Leaving time [sound recording] : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2014-10-29 06:55

    ISBN: 9780804129015
    Author: Picoult, Jodi, 1966-


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Mr. Miracle [sound recordng] : a Christmas novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2014-10-29 06:55

    ISBN: 9780553398816
    Author: Macomber, Debbie


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University Libraries in Hong Kong add value to their collections with digital access to South China Morning Post archives

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2014-10-29 00:55
(October 28, 2014). The historical newspaper archive of Hong Kong based South China Morning Post will add compelling value for eight members of the JULAC (Joint University Libraries Advisory Committee) consortium. With searchable, full text coverage of South China Morning Post from its origin in 1903 to 1995, includes all advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and photographs that illuminate history as much as the news articles, university staff and students will be able to search the newspaper in its entirety.
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Midwinter Workshop Highlight: Meet the Field Research Presenter!

LITA Blog - Tue, 2014-10-28 15:51

We asked our LITA Midwinter Workshop Presenters to tell us a little more about themselves and what to expect from their workshops in January. This week, we’re hearing from Wayne Johnston, who will be presenting the workshop:

Developing mobile apps to support field research
(For registration details, please see the bottom of this blog post)

LITA: Can you tell us a little more about you?

Wayne: I am currently Head of Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication at the University of Guelph Library. Prior to joining the Library I worked for the United Nations in both New York and Geneva. My international experience includes work I’ve done in Ghana, Nepal, Croatia and Canada’s Arctic.

LITA: Who is your target audience for this workshop?

Wayne: I think this workshop will be most relevant to academic librarians who are supporting research activity on their campuses.  It may be of particular interest to those working in research data management.  Beyond that, anyone interested in mobile technology and/or open source software will find the workshop of interest.

LITA: How much experience with programming do attendees need to succeed in the workshop?

Wayne: None whatsoever.  Some experience with examples of field research undertaken by faculty and/or graduate students would be useful.

LITA: If you were a character from the Marvel or Harry Potter universe, which would it be, and why?

Wayne: How about the Silver Surfer?  By living vicariously through the field research I support I feel that I glide effortlessly to the far corners of the world.

LITA: Name one concrete thing your attendees will be able to take back to their libraries after participating in your workshop.

WayneYou will be equipped to enable researchers on your campus to dispense with paper data collection and discover new efficiencies and data security by using mobile technology.

LITA: What kind of gadgets/software do your attendees need to bring?

WayneNothing required but any mobile devices would be advantageous.  If possible, have an app that enables you to read QR codes.

LITA: Respond to this scenario: You’re stuck on a desert island. A box washes ashore. As you pry off the lid and peer inside, you begin to dance and sing, totally euphoric. What’s in the box?

WayneA bottle of craft beer.

More information about Midwinter Workshops. 

Registration Information: LITA members get one third off the cost of Mid-Winter workshops. Use the discount promotional code:  LITA2015 during online registration to automatically receive your member discount.  Start the process at the ALA web sites: Conference web site: http://alamw15.ala.org/ Registration start page: http://alamw15.ala.org/rates LITA Workshops registration descriptions: http://alamw15.ala.org/ticketed-events#LITA When you start the registration process and BEFORE you choose the workshop, you will encounter the Personal Information page.  On that page there is a field to enter the discount promotional code:  LITA2015 As in the example below.  If you do so, then when you get to the workshops choosing page the discount prices, of $235, are automatically displayed and entered.  The discounted total will be reflected in the Balance Due line on the payment page. Please contact the LITA Office if you have any registration questions.
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Arab World Research Source now available from EBSCO

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2014-10-28 12:54
(October 28, 2014). EBSCO Information Services has introduced Arab World Research Source, a full-text database that delivers the coverage needed by researchers of Arab Studies, Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Studies.Arab World Research Source is a dedicated resource of scholarly journals, quality magazines, trade publications, industry profiles, country reports, market research reports and conference papers related to the Arab World. It reaches across all major subject disciplines, including business, economics, science, technology, humanities and sociology.
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Utah State University joins leading institutions to modernize grant and research management with KualiCo

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2014-10-28 12:54
(October 28, 2014). KualiCo, an open source software company focused on the delivery of administrative solutions for higher education, announced today Utah State University has selected Cloud Enterprise for Grant and Research Management to further improve the university's research administration efficiencies and serve as a single, reliable source for proposal, award, and compliance information.
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Bibliotheca launch strategic partnership for South Korean market

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2014-10-28 12:54
(October 28, 2014). Bibliotheca today announces an exciting new strategic partnership that will bring the breadth of their library solutions directly to the South Korean market. Continuing with its focus on the international expansion of library solutions, Bibliotheca announces a new strategic partnership with the former Executive leadership team of Korean-based ECO that will bring the extensive range of Bibliotheca products and services direct to the South Korean market. Mr JongMin Lee, Mr Seung Cheol Kim and Mr Geon Hee Han, all formally of ECO Co. Ltd. will lead Bibliotheca South Korea – an organisation that will exclusively distribute the complete Bibliotheca library solution set.
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TU Delft selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2014-10-28 12:54
(October 28, 2014). Delft University of Technology, one of the world's leading technical universities, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.
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NISO launches Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) Standing Committee

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2014-10-28 12:54
(October 27, 2014). The National Information Standards Organization announced the next phase for the Open Discovery Initiative, a project that explores community interactions in the realm of indexed discovery services. Following the working group's recommendation to create an ongoing standing committee as outlined in the published recommended practice, Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery, NISO has formed a new standing committee reflecting a balance of stakeholders, with member representation from content providers, discovery providers, and libraries. The ODI Standing Committee will promote education about adoption of the ODI Recommended Practice, provide support for content providers and discovery providers during adoption, conduct a forum for ongoing discussion related to all aspects of discovery platforms for all stakeholders, and determine timing for additional actions that were outlined in the recommended practice.
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East Central University in Oklahoma implements EBSCO Discovery Service

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2014-10-27 12:52
(October 27, 2014). EBSCO Information Services announces that East Central University has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service as its discovery service. With relevancy-ranked results, an abundant amount of customization options and a comprehensive one-stop discovery experience, EDS is a tool that allows ECU students to focus on the quality of the information found rather than spending time and energy on searching multiple resources.
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