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Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-03-21 20:35
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO and Capita partner to provide fully automated workflow solution for libraries

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-03-21 17:35
(March 21, 2018). GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCOhas partnered with Capita to offer a fully integrated and automated acquisitions workflow solution. The new partnership provides academic libraries using the Capita Library Management System with seamless access to GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries.
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Gale improves user experience and discoverability of Gale Small Business Builder with new integrated access to business and legal resources

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-03-21 11:35
(March 21, 2018). Gale, a Cengage company, is making it easier for new entrepreneurs and existing business owners to find and access their library's key business and legal resources. Gale Small Business Builder now provides integrated access to Small Business Resource Center, DemographicsNow and Gale LegalForms. Libraries that subscribe to one or more of these products now have access to additional business and legal content through Gale Small Business Builder, giving their patrons a direct path to the resources and tools they need within their business planning workflow.
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Patron Point expands program offerings

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-03-21 11:35
(March 21, 2018). Patron Point announed a significant expansion to its Proven Programs offerings. From the original set of four, the expansion includes nine new programs in three broad categories including: Core (patron lifecycle): Welcome, Renew, Anniversary, Engage, Restore, and Rising Adult; Preference (programs driven by patron preferences): Promote, News, Read, and Hot Authors; and Growth (attracting new users): Attract, Refer, and Social. Libraries can mix and match programs to affordably achieve their marketing goals.
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Gale integrates video and classroom tools into GVRL eBook Platform, improving student engagement

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-03-21 11:35
(March 21, 2018). Gale, a Cengage company, is taking instruction and student engagement to the next level. Video and curriculum-aligned classroom tools have been integrated into selected eBooks on the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) platform. Now teachers can incorporate content from these eBooks---text, video, classroom activities and more---into their lesson plans, creating a more effective and engaging learning experience for students, while meeting curriculum standards.
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Rockefeller University Press Adds Remarq

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-03-21 11:35
(March 21, 2018). RedLink announced that Rockefeller University Press is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities offering collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher's site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq launched earlier this week on the Journal of Cell Biology, the Journal of Experimental Medicine, and the Journal of General Physiology.
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New national study reveals voter perceptions of libraries

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-03-21 11:35
(March 21, 2018). The Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, in partnership with OCLC, released the report, From Awareness to Funding: Voter Perceptions and Support of Public Libraries in 2018. The research updates OCLC's seminal 2008 study that explored voter perceptions, use, and attitudes toward public libraries, librarians, and library funding.
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2018 LITA Library Technology Forum Call for Proposals

LITA Blog - Wed, 2018-03-21 10:10

Submit your Proposals for the:

2018 LITA Library Technology Forum
Minneapolis, MN
November 8-10, 2018

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

– Edith Wharton

The Library and Information Technology Association seeks proposals for the 21st Annual LITA Library Technology Forum in Minneapolis, Minnesota from November 8-10, 2018.

Our theme for the 2018 LITA Library Technology Forum is:

Building & Leading

What are you most passionate about in librarianship and information technology? This conference is your chance to share how your passions are building the future, and to lead others by illumination and inspiration. Along those lines, we are inviting you to rethink your take on presentations and programming.

To inspire your creativity, we have three options from which you may choose:

  • Traditional: Solo or panel presentations on a topic, fixed length, may be streamed/recorded.
  • Hands-on: Leading the audience through a creative or generative process, attendees should feel like they did something when they leave, variable lengths of 1-3 hours possible.
  • Discussion-based: Involving shorter presentation lengths, with extensive time for break-out discussions with audience.

We have rooms that are dedicated to each type, with seating and AV setups appropriate to each style of presentation. The goal will be to give attendees a variety of styles, timeframes, and topics to choose from at every turn.

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Proposal Details

Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology. The committee particularly invites submissions from first time presenters, library school students, and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities. We also strongly encourage submissions from public, school, and special libraries.

For a longer document of LITA’s commitment to diversity, please see LITA’s Statement on Diversity, and all attendees are expected to read, understand, and follow the LITA Statement of Appropriate Conduct.

Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library representative who is testing/using the product.

Presenters will submit final presentation slides and/or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available online following the event. Presenters are expected to register and participate in the Forum as attendees; a discounted registration rate will be offered.

Click Here to Submit Program Proposal

If you have any questions, contact Jason Griffey, Forum Program Committee Chair, at griffey AT

More information about LITA is available from the LITA website (, Facebook ( and Twitter (

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Accidental heroes : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-03-21 08:35

    ISBN: 9781101884096
    Author: Steel, Danielle

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Alternate side : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-03-21 08:35

    ISBN: 9780812996067
    Author: Quindlen, Anna

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The great alone : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-03-21 08:35

    ISBN: 9781427212689
    Author: Hannah, Kristin

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The flicker of old dreams : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-03-21 08:35

    ISBN: 9780062834072
    Author: Henderson, Susan, 1967-

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TLC and Mackin to offer full MackinVIA content integration

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-20 17:34
(March 20, 2018). The Library Corporation has partnered with Mackin Educational Resources, merging MackinVIA eRe ource platform services with TLC's Library.Solution ILS. Released on March 8th, the integration of MackinVIA and Library•Solution's Public Access Catalog begins a partnership that unifies MackinVIA's capabilities with TLC's customer base.
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Public libraries worldwide reach milestone with one billion digital book checkouts

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-20 17:34
(March 20, 2018). While some thought digital was going to signal the decline of libraries, it has instead strengthened library systems and positioned them as a hub for innovation, education and a place of reading happiness beyond the bookshelves. After surpassing one million digital book checkouts in 2007 and 100 million in 2012, leading digital reading platform OverDrive today proudly announces another remarkable milestone – libraries around the world have reached one billion digital book checkouts.
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#LITAchat – Writing for LITA Guides

LITA Blog - Tue, 2018-03-20 11:15

Interested in writing for LITA Guides, and about the publishing experience?

The LITA Guide Series books from Rowman and Littlefield publishers contain practical, up to date, how-to information. Proposals can be submitted to the Acquisitions editor using this link.

Join LITA members and colleagues on

Friday, March 30, 1:00-2:00pm EST

on Twitter to discuss and ask questions about writing for publication and the LITA Guide publishing process.

To participate, launch your favorite Twitter mobile app or web browser and search for the #LITAchat hashtag and select “Latest” to follow along and reply to questions asked by moderator or other participants. When replying to discussion or asking questions, add or incorporate the hashtag #LITAchat.

See you there!

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Winter sisters /

New At the Library - Tue, 2018-03-20 08:33

    ISBN: 9780399564253
    Author: Oliveira, Robin

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Spydus technology outlook for 2018

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-20 02:33
(March 20, 2018). Rapid advancements in technology and changing customer needs have ensured that Civica's cutting-edge integrated library management system, Spydus, is on top of the latest technology trends to continuously improve service delivery outcomes. Jeremy Langley, Product Manager, Libraries, shares his technology vision for library management.
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National Library Board of Singapore signs new contract with Civica

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-20 02:33
(March 6, 2018). Civica, one of Australia's leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, is pleased to announce the award of a multimillion-dollar contract from the National Library Board of Singapore to supply the Spydus library management solution and associated services for four years with an option to extend to eight years.
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Libraries need to evolve to bridge the gap between digital and physical experiences, reveals UTS and Civica research

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-20 02:33
(February 26, 2018). Bridging the gap between online and physical experiences is a key challenge for libraries, reveals the latest Civica Changing LandscapeTM Report: the intrinsic value of libraries as public spaces – Physical-digital, communicating the new normal. The report was developed by the Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Civica, a market leader in business-critical software, digital solutions and managed services for organisations around the world helping transform the way they work.
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Civica releases Spydus 10.1.6 with a focus on improved customer journey

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-20 02:33
(February 19, 2018). Civica, one of Australia's leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, is pleased to announce the release of Spydus 10.1.6. Spydus is Civica's market-leading, web-based, and cloud-hosted library management system, which includes patron discovery, archives and digital asset management, electronic resource management, event management, and a full business intelligence suite.
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