Library News

Joan Lippincott Retirement

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-09-10 17:54
(September 10, 2019). Dr. Joan K. Lippincott, CNI's long-time associate executive director, will retiring effective January 1, 2020
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Equinox migrates John Brown University Library to Koha

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-09-10 11:51
(September 10, 2019). Equinox announced the successful migration of John Brown University Library to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide .
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Clarivate Analytics acquires the SequenceBase business to expand its search and analysis capabilities for the life sciences IP market

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-09-09 17:49
(September 9, 2019). Clarivate Analytics announced that it has acquired the business of SequenceBase, a leader in providing patent sequence information and search technology to the biotech, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The acquisition will deliver an expanded solution to the fast-growing biologics market. It complements Derwent's GENESEQ database and leading patent research platform Derwent Innovation, providing users with an intuitive solution to easily search, analyze and find context in sequence data within patents. GENESEQ is a proprietary database trusted by the largest players in biologics today. It is the only database to provide annotated analysis to help simplify the complexity of searching and identifying biological sequences (DNA, RNA and protein sequences) covered in patents from over 50 patent issuing authorities.
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EBSCO Information Services partners with ConTech 2019 to connect librarians and library students with new technologies

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-09-09 17:49
(September 9, 2019). EBSCO Information Services and ConTech 2019 are partnering to ensure more librarians attend the event in December. EBSCO will sponsor the conference — a sponsorship that will include a submission process that will allow four librarians to attend for free as well as a 50 percent discount for all librarian attendees, along with two opportunities for library student bursaries.
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Strategic partnership to improve access to civil legal justice through public libraries

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-09-09 17:49
(September 9, 2019). OCLC's WebJunction program and the nonprofit organization, Legal Services Corporation, are partnering to design and deliver a national online training course to public library staff that will strengthen access to civil legal justice through public libraries.
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North Palm Beach Library goes live on Koha

Library Technology Reports - Sat, 2019-09-07 23:43
(September 7, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced that the North Palm Beach Public Library, in Florida is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 50,000 plus holdings from Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Things you save in a fire /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-06 11:39

    ISBN: 9781466847712
    Author: Center, Katherine

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Christmas in Winter Hill /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-06 11:39

    ISBN: 9780800736101
    Author: Carlson, Melody

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Old bones /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-06 11:39

    ISBN: 9781549181757
    Author: Preston, Douglas J.

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Rival's break /

New At the Library - Fri, 2019-09-06 11:39

    ISBN: 9780778308102
    Author: Neggers, Carla

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Lynn Silipigni Connaway is 2019 recipient of the Watson Davis Award for Service

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-09-05 17:37
(September 5, 2019). The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) has announced that Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Director, Library Trends and User Research, OCLC Research, is the 2019 recipient of the Watson Davis Award for Service.
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Softlink IC Liberty's London Conference on September 12!

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-09-05 11:36
(September 5, 2019). Softlink's Technical Services Manager, Sarah Thompson and General Manager John Crook are looking forward to catching up with our Liberty customers at the September 12th 2019 London Liberty User Group Meeting. This year Softlink information Centres will also hold an hour long Liberty and illumin Showcase following the conference from 4.00 pm – 5.00pm.
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Ex Libris integrates altmetric badges into the Esploro research services solution

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-09-05 11:36
(September 5, 2019). Ex Libris and Altmetric are pleased to announce the integration of Altmetric badges with the Esploro research services solution. The Altmetric badges, which offer an at-a-glance summary of online engagement with each publication, will be added to research publication pages in Esploro, providing users with additional insight into the attention that each piece of research receives immediately following its publication. The badges are a valuable addition to the measurement of research dissemination and influence available through the Esploro research services solution.
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Jobs in Information Technology: September 4, 2019

LITA Blog - Thu, 2019-09-05 09:59

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday afternoons.

New This Week

Systems Librarian, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C. (search for “systems librarian” on the site)

Part-Time Librarian, Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory, Rancho Mirage, CA

Visit the LITA Jobs Site for more available jobs and information on submitting your own job posting.

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Follett appoints Britten Follett to lead its PreK-12 Business

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-09-04 17:34
(September 4, 2019). Follett Corporation announced the appointment of Britten Follett to lead Follett School Solutions, the company's PreK-12 business. A fifth-generation family member, Follett has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Follett School Solutions. Follett most recently served as Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Classroom Initiatives for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space.
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Missing person /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-09-04 11:34

    ISBN: 9780316396646
    Author: Lotz, Sarah

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This tender land : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-09-04 11:34

    ISBN: 9781476749310
    Author: Krueger, William Kent

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Vendetta in death /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-09-04 11:34

    ISBN: 9781250207180
    Author: Robb, J. D., 1950-

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Digital Science and the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics join forces to provide ISSI members with free access to Dimensions and Altmetric data

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-09-03 11:29
(September 3, 2019). Digital Science, a leader in scholarly technology, is pleased to announce a collaboration with the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) that will give ISSI members enhanced access to Dimensions and Altmetric data for scientometric research.ISSI is an international association of scholars and professionals active in the interdisciplinary study science of science, science communication, and science policy. The ISSI community advances the boundaries of quantitative science studies, from theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives.Starting on October 1 2019, ISSI members will formally be invited to apply for no-cost access to Altmetric and Dimensions web tools and APIs. A committee of ISSI members will provide expert assessment of researchers' applications and guidance on using Altmetric and Dimensions in their research.
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Take Altmetrics to the Next Level with this LITA webinar

LITA Blog - Tue, 2019-09-03 11:00

Sign up for a repeat of this popular LITA webinar.

Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library’s Systems and Services

Instructor: Lily Troia, Solutions Account Manager, Digital Science
October 3, 2019, Noon – 1:30 pm Central time

Altmetrics are traditionally viewed as the realm of evaluation and assessment, but altmetric data can offer valuable insights throughout the research lifecycle. It can help inform researcher decisions around where to publish or self-deposit, with whom (and where) to collaborate, and provide those tasked with facilitating the scholarly process a richer, more complete view of research attention and influence.

Register here, courses are listed by date

This 90-minute webinar will bring participants up to speed on the current state of altmetrics, and focus in on changes across the scholarly ecosystem. Through sharing of use cases, tips, and open discussion, this session will help participants to develop a nuanced, strategic framework for incorporating and promoting wider adoption of altmetrics throughout the research lifecycle at their institution and beyond.

View details and Register here.

Discover upcoming LITA webinars and web courses

Guiding Students through Digital Citizenship – Re-scheduled
Presenter: Casey Davis
Offered: October 16, 2019

In-house vs. Outsourced Digitization: similarities, key differences and pitfalls to avoid
Presenter: Marina Georgieva
Offered: October 29, 2019

You Can Keynote
Presenter: Dorothea Salo
Offered: November 14, 2019

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