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Manzanola School District goes live on the CLiC AspenCat LibLime Koha Union Catalog

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2015-05-29 21:00
(May 29, 2015). Manzanola School District has now joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the addition of the Manzanola School District the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 730,000 bibliographic records describing over one million attached item records. The Manzanola School District staff worked with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha application.
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ODILO and Findaway team up to deliver popular eAudiobooks to libraries

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2015-05-29 21:00
(May 28, 2015). ODILO announces an exciting new partnership with Findaway, a leading provider of digital audiobooks and technology solutions. The ODILO Digital Library will soon debut approximately 60,000 popular and bestselling eAudiobooks from every major publisher in the audiobook space.
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American University of Sharjah selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2015-05-29 14:59
(May 29, 2015). The American University of Sharjah, based in the United Arab Emirates, has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its new library management solution.
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Elgin County Library (Canada) selects the Sierra Library Services Platform

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2015-05-29 14:59
(May 29, 2015). Innovative announced that Elgin County Library in Ontario, Canada has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform and will migrate from a Symphony system provided by SirsiDynix. The library offers approximately 220,000 items in print and electronic formats to its community
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Volunteer to join the LITA AV Club

LITA Blog - Fri, 2015-05-29 12:38

You know you always wanted to be part of the cool gang, well now is your big chance. Be a part of creating the LITA AV club. Help make videos of important LITA conference presentations like the Top Tech Trends panel and LITA Forum Keynotes. Create the recordings to share these exciting and informative presentations with your LITA colleagues who weren’t able to attend. Earn the undying gratitude of all LITA members.

Sound right up your alley? We’ll need a couple of chief wranglers plus a bunch of hands on folks. The group can organize via email now, and meet up in San Francisco say sometime Friday or early Saturday, June 26th and 27th. Details galore to be worked on by all. If you have enough fun you can always turn the Club into a LITA Interest Group and achieve immortality, fame and fortune, or more likely the admiration of your fellow LITAns.

To get started email Mark Beatty at: mbeatty@ala.org
I’ll get gather names and contacts and create a “space” for you all to play.

Thanks. We can tell you are even cooler now than you were before you read this post.

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Gemeinschaftsprojekt BSZ, VZG (GBV) und hbz zum Aufbau einer Alma-Infrastruktur in Deutschland

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2015-05-28 17:57
(May 28, 2015). BSZ, VZG (GBV) und hbz als Bibliotheks-, Daten- und Supportdienstleister und Ex Libris als Anbieter von Softwarelösungen im Bibliotheksbereich verfügen über gemeinsame Kunden, für die alle Parteien nach bester Qualität und hoher Kundenzufriedenheit streben. Daher haben BSZ, VZG (GBV), hbz und Ex Libris ein Kooperationsvorhaben verabredet mit dem Ziel, attraktive Dienste für Alma-Kunden in Deutschland verbundübergreifend zu entwickeln.
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EBSCO and SUPC to continue long-standing Relationship

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2015-05-28 14:56
(May 28, 2015). EBSCO Information Services will continue as the print and online journal, and e-packages supplier for the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium as a result of a new four-year agreement.
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WT Cox Information Services appoints Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2015-05-28 14:56
(May 28, 2015). WT Cox Information Services announces Michael Perrine as vice president of sales and marketing.
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Koha 3.20.0 released

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2015-05-28 14:56
(May 22, 2015). Koha 3.20, the latest major release of the Koha open source integrated library system is available.
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Libhub Initiative celebrates founding 12 library partners at Early Adopter Summit

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2015-05-28 11:56
(May 28, 2015). Zepheira is convening the Libhub Initiative's Early Adopter Summit today at Denver Public Library in Denver, Colorado, to celebrate the vision, commitment and contributions of 12 pioneering libraries from the US and Canada. These 12 institutions have completed training in the details of BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and a host of concrete steps libraries can take to establish greater visibility on the Web.
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Amazon Echo Update

LITA Blog - Thu, 2015-05-28 09:00

I wrote about Amazon Echo a few months back. At the time, I did not have it, but was looking forward to using it. Now, that I have had Echo for a while I have a better idea of its strengths and weaknesses.

It doesn’t pick up every word I say, but its voice recognition is much better than I anticipated.  The app works nicely on my phone and iPad and I found it easy to link Pandora, my music, and to indicate what news channels I want to hear from. I enjoy getting the weather report, listening to a flash news briefing, adding items to my shopping list, listening to music, and being informed of the best route to work to avoid traffic.

My favorite feature is that it is hands-free.  I’m constantly running around my house juggling a lot of things.  Often I need an answer to a question, I need to add something to a shopping list as I’m cooking, or I want to hear a certain song as I’m elbow-deep in a project.  Having the ability to just “say the words” is wonderful.  Now if it just worked everything…

I hope updates will come soon though as I’d like to see increased functionality in its ability to answer questions and provide traffic information for different locations other than the one location I can program into the app. I also want to be able to make calls and send text messages using Echo.

In my first post about Amazon Echo, I stated I was really interested in the device as an information retrieval tool. Currently, Echo doesn’t work as well as I was expecting for retrieving information, but with software updates I still see it (and similar tools) having an impact on our research.

Overall, I see it as a device that has amazing potential, but it is still in its infancy.

Has anyone else used Echo? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the device.

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The summer's end /

New At the Library - Thu, 2015-05-28 05:55

    ISBN: 9781476798738
    Author: Monroe, Mary Alice


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Radiant angel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2015-05-28 05:55

    ISBN: 9780446580854
    Author: DeMille, Nelson


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Robert B. Parker's kickback : a Spenser novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2015-05-28 05:55

    ISBN: 9780399170843
    Author: Atkins, Ace


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Solitude creek : a Kathryn Dance novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2015-05-28 05:55

    ISBN: 9781455588961
    Author: Deaver, Jeffery


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Jobs in Information Technology: May 27, 2015

LITA Blog - Wed, 2015-05-27 15:51

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 Technical Services, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Digital Content Specialist, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL

Digital Humanities Specialist, Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, IN

 

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

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Follett to Offer HarperCollins eBooks to PreK-12 Students Nationwide

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2015-05-27 11:53
(May 27, 2015). Follett announced it has launched a robust collection of nearly 18,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students through a strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers.
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CEO Henry Ryan busy promotingrole of social ventures in education

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:52
(May 27, 2015). Henry Ryan, CEO of Montreal-based Learning Bird, an award-winning education technology company, has been promoting the important role of social ventures in education. Today, Ryan and Learning Bird are part of the launch group for Social Venture Connexion (SVX) Québec, a new full-service, non-profit platform for social enterprises and impact investors, held at the Montreal (Stock) Exchange.
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The sound of glass /

New At the Library - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:52

    ISBN: 9780451470898
    Author: White, Karen


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3M Cloud Library enhances discoverability for readers and releases new tools for librarians

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2015-05-26 17:49
(May 26, 2015). As digital offerings grow in popularity for libraries, patrons need easy-to-use tools that help them take advantage of the world of eBooks. 3M Library Systems has been leading the way in creating these tools since the launch of the 3M Cloud Library, and at Book Expo America, May 27-29 at the Javits Center in New York City, it will showcase the latest improvement to the system--a redesigned web patron that makes it simpler for users to browse their library's 3M Cloud Library collection. For librarians, 3M added the ability to reclassify the age range for books.
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