Library News

Backstage begins processing 2.5 million books and 14,000 DVDs on-site at Alderman Library, University of Virginia

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-12-19 17:38
(December 19, 2017). Backstage Library Works announced that it has moved into full production with extensive on-site inventory, cleaning, and cataloging projects for Alderman Library at the University of Virginia. Backstage will be processing 2,528,840 items across four collections, including the general collection, government documents, Tibetan, and DVD collections. Backstage is working closely with library staff, implementing processes to optimize efficiency, guarantee quality, and ensure timely project completion.
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RedLink and Dragonfly expand ISPG collaboration

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-12-19 17:38
(December 19, 2017). RedLink, Inc., and Dragonfly Marketing and Consulting have announced an expansion of their agreement supporting the Independent Scholarly Publishers Group (ISPG), providing eligible publishers access to the usage analytics and data visualization tools provided by RedLink's Publisher Dashboard and related products.
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Reminder: LITA Award Nominations Close December 31

LITA Blog - Tue, 2017-12-19 16:49

Nominations for all three of LITA’s awards are open through December 31, 2017. Each one honors innovative library technology work and includes a monetary award in addition to a plaque or citation.

Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award
The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research showing promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information or how information and data are manipulated and managed. The winner receives $2,000 cash, an award citation, and an expense-paid trip (airfare and two nights lodging) to the 2018 ALA Annual Conference. Submit your nomination today.

Sponsored by OCLC.

LIS Students: Apply for the LITA/Ex Libris Writing Award
The award recognizes superior student writing and is intended to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include, but are not limited to, digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, open source software, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, universal access to technology, and library consortia. the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate.

To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed guidelines and fill out the application form (PDF). Send the signed, completed forms electronically no later than February 28, 2018, to the Award Committee Chair, Eric Phetteplace, at

Sponsored by Ex Libris.

Apply for the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Cutting Edge Tech Education
The award, given to either a living individual or an institution, may recognize a single seminal work or a body of work created during or continuing into the five years immediately preceding the award year. The body of work need not be limited to published texts but can include course plans or actual courses and/or non-print publications such as visual media. Awards are intended to recognize living persons rather than to honor the deceased; therefore, awards are not made posthumously. The award includes a citation of merit and a $1,000 stipend. Submit your nomination today.

Sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing.

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EnvisionWare Welcomes Sue Cashmark

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2017-12-18 20:38
(December 18, 2017). EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self-service and library efficiency solutions, announced today that Sue Cashmark has joined the Company as Sales Consultant, Circulation Solutions for the Northeast region.
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Ebook Central Enhances Accessibility for Researchers

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2017-12-18 20:38
(December 18, 2017). ProQuest Ebook Central has significantly enhanced its accessibility support to make content, including scholarly ebooks, easier to read and navigate, ensuring all researchers have equal access to its interface and content regardless of challenges, such as visual impairment.
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Bowker and Enago partner to provide book authors high-quality English editing and translation services

Library Technology Reports - Sun, 2017-12-17 17:37
(December 17, 2017). Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate and the official ISBN Agency for the United States and its territories, has recently concluded an agreement with Enago, an internationally trusted name in author services for the global researcher community. This collaboration will benefit Bowker's customers who can now avail themselves of Enago's high-quality English editing and translation services to improve their manuscripts.
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The midnight line : a Jack Reacher novel /

New At the Library - Fri, 2017-12-15 11:35

    ISBN: 9781101966273
    Author: Child, Lee

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Bowker to Supply Data for Book+Main

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-12-14 17:34
(December 14, 2017). Book+Main, a social media company that enables readers to engage with their favorite authors and discover new ones, is turning to Bowker to connect them with metadata to enhance their business. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate and acts as the retail agent for ProQuest's renowned metadata.
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Equinox welcomes Jason Goodson as Sales Executive

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-12-14 17:34
(December 14, 2017). Equinox announced the latest addition to their expert team, Jason Goodson, as Sales Executive.
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Bill Schickling to retire after 30 years in library industry

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-12-13 20:33
(December 13, 2017). Following 30 years of service in the library industry as a developer, entrepreneur, and public library advocate, Bill Schickling, Innovative EVP of Business Development, has announced he will retire effective December 31, 2017.
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Gale Partners with State Library of Iowa and Iowa Academic Library Alliance to provide free access to digital resources

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-12-13 20:33
(December 13, 2017). The State Library of Iowa, Iowa public libraries and the Iowa Academic Library Alliance have partnered with Gale, a Cengage company and leading provider of library resources, to provide Iowa library users and college students with free access to high-quality digital resources that support learning, research, business and personal enrichment. Iowa residents can visit: to access these resources through their public or academic library.
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Apply for the LITA Conference Buddy Program for 2018 ALA Midwinter

LITA Blog - Wed, 2017-12-13 14:59

Applications are now open for LITA’s Conference Buddy program for ALA Midwinter 2018. The program is designed to make conference attendance more approachable, foster inclusion, and build connections. Inspired by the GLBTRT Buddy Program, we hope that this program will help us to foster stronger relationships among LITA members who attend conferences and also make attendance more enjoyable and rewarding for everyone who participates.

For more information or to apply, see the Conference Buddy website:

To participate in the program as either a new or experienced conference attendee, get details and complete the sign up form by January 15, 2018.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Diversity & Inclusion Committee at

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Jobs in Information Technology: December 13, 2017

LITA Blog - Wed, 2017-12-13 14:41

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

Harford County Public Library, Director, Information Technology, Belcamp, MD

Queensborough Community College (CUNY), Instructor or Assistant Professor – Public Services and Assessment Librarian, Bayside, NY

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

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RedLink introduces Consortia Dashboard

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-12-13 11:33
(December 13, 2017). RedLink announced the expansion of its award-winning library product line with its new Consortia Dashboard. RedLink introduced its new Consortia Dashboard at the recent Charleston Conference, extending the award-winning functionality of its Library Dashboard to consortia.
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The demon crown /

New At the Library - Wed, 2017-12-13 11:33

    ISBN: 9780062381736
    Author: Rollins, James, 1961-

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University of Southern Queensland selects Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and Leganto

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-12-13 08:33
(December 13, 2017). Ex Libris announced that the University of Southern Queensland has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, the Primo discovery and delivery solution, and the Leganto course reading list solution as the university's next-generation integrated system to serve students, academic staff, and library patrons in the community. USQ selected Alma, Primo, and Leganto primarily for the return on investment that these solutions have demonstrated at customer sites around the world.
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Fake News and Social Media Analytics by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

Tame the Web - Tue, 2017-12-12 17:15

What do social media analytics tell us about fake news? How can these analytics help libraries and librarians? What is the Social Media Command Center? These are a few questions explored in my interview with Nathan Carpenter who is Director of Convergent Media for the School of Communication at Illinois State University.

This interview is available at: Circulating Ideas episode 123: Nathan Carpenter.

This interview is part of a series I am doing on fake news & information literacy. My previous interviews can be found here:

Troy A. Swanson is Department Chair and Teaching & Learning Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College. He is the co-editor of the recent book from ACRL, Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think About Information. You can follow him on Twitter at @t_swanson.

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Robert Gordon University selects Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and Leganto to produce outstanding student experience

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-12-12 11:32
(December 12, 2017). Ex Libris announced that Scotland's Robert Gordon University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Primo discovery and delivery solution, and Leganto course reading list solution. These products will be replacing RGU's legacy software from SirsiDynix, EBSCO, Talis, and Clio.
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Doncaster College adopts OpenAthens for single sign-on

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-12-12 11:32
(December 12, 2017). Doncaster College is the latest further education institution to adopt OpenAthens as their identity and access management solution – providing secure and consistent access to a wide range of essential academic resources and applications for the College's students and staff.
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Eileen Yoshida, BScPhm, MBA, Named Deputy Editor, Medication and Clinical Informatics for EBSCO Health

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-12-12 11:32
(December 12, 2017). EBSCO Health, the provider of evidence-based clinical resource tools including DynaMed Plus® and Dynamic Health™, has appointed Eileen Yoshida, BScPhm, MBA, as Deputy Editor, Medication and Clinical Informatics. Yoshida brings more than 25 years of extensive experience in clinical informatics, EHR implementation, healthcare consulting and clinical pharmacy, and is a published author and speaker on clinical decision support.
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