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Arlington Heights Memorial Library selects Patron Point

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-01-18 18:09
(January 18, 2019). Third Chapter Partners announced today that it has entered into an agreement for services with Arlington Heights Memorial Library (Arlington Heights, IL). Under the agreement, the Library will utilize the company's patron relationship management system.
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#LITAchat – More Fun New Library Tech Projects!

LITA Blog - Fri, 2019-01-18 13:22

Join us Friday, January 25, 12:00-1:00pm CDT, on Twitter to hear about, discuss, ask questions on several technology-related projects happening in the field. This month we ‘ll cover another digital collection project, and a novel project utilizing a Raspberry Pi for barcode duplication!

Our panel will include:

  • Chris Day, @ChrisDayDigLib, Digital Services Librarian at the School of t he Art Institute of Chicago’s Flaxman Library.
  • Mark Sandford, @LibGeekMS, Systems Librarian at Colgate University.

To participate, launch your favorite Twitter app or web browser, search for the #LITAchat hashtag, and select “Latest” to participate and ask questions. Be sure to include the hashtag #litachat.

View more information, as well as past LITAchats.

For all other questions or comments related to LITA events, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org

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Follett's new service helps K-12 Libraries with Genrefication

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-01-18 12:08
(January 18, 2019). Follett, a longtime leader in the K-12 library space, has unveiled Follett Genre Solutions to help simplify genrefication for librarians and media specialists seeking to make the transition from the Dewey Decimal System to a more bookstore-like layout based on genres.
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The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center selects TIND DA

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-01-18 12:08
(January 18, 2019). The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, housed in the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has selected the TIND Digital Archive (TIND DA). NCDHC is migrating over 1 million images from CONTENTdm.
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Evaluating our libraries

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-01-17 12:04
(January 25, 2019). t the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter meeting The Freckle Project is announcing a new research program which will be a study which seeks to understand how users regard and use their libraries.
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Koch Equity, Golden Gate to invest another $1.5 bln in Infor

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-01-17 06:02
(January 17, 2019). Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced an agreement to receive a $1.5 billion investment from shareholders Koch Equity Development, LLC and Golden Gate Capital.
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The Martha manual : how to do (almost) everything /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-01-17 06:02

    ISBN: 9781328927330
    Author: Stewart, Martha


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5 ingredients : quick and easy food /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-01-17 06:02

    ISBN: 9781250303882
    Author: Oliver, Jamie, 1975-


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The Royal Asiatic Society selects Koha for their new library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-01-16 11:59
(January 16, 2019). The Royal Asiatic Society selected the Koha library management solution to replace their existing system during Autumn 2018. We are pleased to announce that the Society has successfully gone live with their new Koha system. PTFS Europe carried out the initial implementation and now provides on-going hosting and support services.
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Urban Libraries take a leading stance to advance equitable data governance and literacy in the age of artificial intelligence

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-01-16 11:59
(January 16, 2019). The Urban Libraries Council has launched a new initiative to empower North American public libraries to stand at the forefront of the movement for an equitable and inclusive future for the storage, privacy and application of data as AI technology becomes more ubiquitous. This initiative began with a working group meeting held January 9-10 that convened library leaders from across the U.S. and Canada to discuss opportunities for libraries to collaborate in order to get ahead of the potential risks presented by AI and to maximize the technology's potential for public good.
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The New Iberia blues /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-01-16 05:57

    ISBN: 9781508266686
    Author: Burke, James Lee, 1936-


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Untouchable /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-01-16 05:57

    ISBN: 9781980013143
    Author: Krentz, Jayne Ann


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Turning point /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-01-16 05:57

    ISBN: 9781980013136
    Author: Steel, Danielle


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The Benedictine Library at Thomas More University goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-01-15 17:54
(January 15, 2019). ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Benedictine Library at Thomas More University, in Kentucky is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 88,000 plus holdings from Voyager ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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ProQuest y Ex Libris expanden su inversión en América Latina

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-01-15 17:54
(January 15, 2019). ProQuest y Ex Libris, una compañía de ProQuest, están expandiendo su compromiso con sus clientes y usuarios latinoamericanos, abriendo tres nuevas oficinas en la región y contratando personal local adicional.
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NISO project to develop Recommended Practice for a Compatible Taxonomy, Definitions, and Recognition Badging Scheme commences

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-01-15 17:54
(January 15, 2019). The National Information Standard Organization (NISO) Voting Members have approved a project to develop a recommended practice pertaining to reproducibility in the computational and computing sciences. This work will examine existing taxonomies and badging schemes to define various levels of reproducibility and communicate these in the publishing process. Stakeholders, including publishers and not-for-profit societies in the engineering and computing sciences fields, industry associations, and academic libraries are invited to participate in the working group that is now starting up.
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65 Public Libraries Achieve Record-breaking Reading Engagement by Exceeding 1 Million Digital Checkouts in 2018

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-01-15 11:53
(January 15, 2019). Rakuten OverDrive announced today that 65 public library systems exceeded 1 million or more digital book loans in 2018, the most ever to reach this milestone. This illustrates how libraries have transformed using digital lending of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. The total number of libraries represents a significant increase from the 58 systems that surpassed 1 million checkouts in 2017. These libraries are based in the US, Canada, Singapore and New Zealand.
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Liverpool Record Office chooses Preservica for new cloud-based public archive

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-01-15 11:53
(January 15, 2019). The Liverpool Record Office, part of Liverpool City Council's Libraries and Information Services, has chosen Preservica's cloud-based active digital preservation software to create a new online archive and to digitally preserve culturally significant records dating back to the 13th century.
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Yewno to offer Institution of Civil Engineers Publishing content on its Discover Platform

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-01-14 17:48
(January 14, 2019). Yewno, Inc., a leading provider of AI-driven knowledge discovery solutions, announces that all books and journals published by the Institute of Civil Engineers will be discoverable on the Yewno Discover platform
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