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Insight Informatics and Mid North Coast: A friendship worth keeping:

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2018-03-19 23:32
(March 1, 2018). Recently, MNC agreed to move to LIBERO's hosted solution, LIBERO Cloud, and will move forward with peace of mind that industry experts will take care of its library resources.
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LibraryThing acquires Litsy

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2018-03-19 20:31
(March 19, 2018). LibraryThing, creator of the social site and a leading provider of software for libraries, has acquired the mobile app Litsy.
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New OCLC Wise: Designed around people, driven by data

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2018-03-19 20:31
(March 19, 2018). OCLC has introduced Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries. A proven solution used by more than 75 percent of public libraries in the Netherlands, Wise is engineered to elevate library experiences, the experiences of the people who use the library and the dedicated staff who engage with the community.
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Developing Good Privacy Policies, a free LITA webinar

LITA Blog - Mon, 2018-03-19 14:34

Kicking off Privacy in Libraries, a LITA webinar series is the free webinar:

Developing Good Privacy Policies 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time
Presenter: Sarah Houghton

Use this link to reserve your spot (required)
Thank you to the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) for co-sponsoring.

Get the details on the LITA Privacy in Libraries series web page.

Writing policies can be exciting when it’s something you care about–and librarians care about privacy. This webinar will help you write (or revise) a privacy policy to include critical issues like privacy law, professional ethics surrounding privacy, how you handle personally identifiable information, what section should be covered in a solid privacy policy, and making it all comprehensible to a layperson. We will also discuss how to ensure that the privacy policy is understood and adhered to by all library stakeholders–from library staff to supervisors and governance bodies.

Sarah Houghton worked for a decade in library technology and for the past seven years has worked as the Director at the San Rafael Public Library. She focuses her “off work time work” on library ethics, privacy, surveillance, censorship, and intellectual freedom.

View details and Reserve your spot here.

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty,

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Even in our darkness : a story of beauty in a broken life /

New At the Library - Fri, 2018-03-16 08:27

    ISBN: 9780310538141
    Author: Deere, Jack

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Irish thoroughbred /

New At the Library - Fri, 2018-03-16 08:27

    ISBN: 9781250162632
    Author: Roberts, Nora

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The flight attendant : a novel /

New At the Library - Fri, 2018-03-16 08:27

    ISBN: 9780385542425
    Author: Bohjalian, Chris, 1962-

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Fade to black /

New At the Library - Fri, 2018-03-16 08:27

    ISBN: 9781250133137
    Author: Rosenfelt, David

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The rising sea : a novel from the NUMA files /

New At the Library - Fri, 2018-03-16 08:27

    ISBN: 9780735215535
    Author: Cussler, Clive

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The family next door /

New At the Library - Fri, 2018-03-16 08:27

    ISBN: 9781250120892
    Author: Hepworth, Sally

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High voltage /

New At the Library - Fri, 2018-03-16 08:27

    ISBN: 9780399593673
    Author: Moning, Karen Marie

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The woman left behind : a novel /

New At the Library - Fri, 2018-03-16 08:27

    ISBN: 9780062419019
    Author: Howard, Linda, 1950-

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The third victim /

New At the Library - Fri, 2018-03-16 08:27

    ISBN: 9781250117502
    Author: Margolin, Phillip

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Mountain View Public Library joins Missouri Evergreen

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-03-15 14:27
(March 15, 2018). The MOBIUS Consortium announced that the Mountain View Public Library, (MO), went live as a member of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Library is the 36th member to go live on the system and migrated from a standalone TLC Integrated Library System.
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Experience Lucidea's powerful archives collections management applications at MAC 2018

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-03-15 14:27
(March 15, 2018). Lucidea's archives collections management applications, CuadraSTAR Knowledge Center for Archives (SKCA) and Eloquent Archives, will be represented at this year's Midwest Archives Conference in Chicago, IL.
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Helping libraries expand access and convenience: bibliotheca launches open+™ at PLA

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-03-15 14:27
(March 15, 2018). bibliotheca announces the North American launch of its open library solution, open+. open+ is a comprehensive solution that provides more convenient access for users, more flexibility for library staff and more opportunities for libraries to make an impact within their communities. Using the open+ solution, libraries can control building access, security, and automation through one efficient central management hub. Seamlessly integrating with existing ILS and library solutions, open+ allows libraries to easily configure open hours, monitor library activity, control audio announcements and more.
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Supporting Peter Hepburn for ALA President

Tame the Web - Thu, 2018-03-15 12:09

Greetings to all members of the American Library Association. I received my ballot and I am happy to cast a vote for Peter Hepburn for ALA President. I have known Peter for over ten years. His work with libraries and participation in our association is strong. His experience within ALA over the years on council, the Executive Board, and various divisions is a solid foundation for the role of president.

Sustainability is the centerpiece of his presidential campaign, something members of ALA cannot ignore. His platform includes:

  • A Model for Sustainability
  • Organizational Stability
  • Continued Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

For more about Peter, please visit his site. 



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Zhejiang Province Launches Popular English Language eBook Library in China

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-03-15 11:27
(March 15, 2018). The Zhejiang Library, together with OverDrive, the world's leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced the launch of its digital library collection with a large catalog of eBooks and audiobooks. Based in Hangzhou, a world-class technology hub and home to e-commerce giant Alibaba, this provincial library is the seventh library in China – including Capital Library in Beijing, Shanghai Library, and Shenzhen Library – to join OverDrive's worldwide network of 40,000 libraries and schools.
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University of the Basque Country of Spain selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-03-14 23:26
(March 14, 2018). The University of the Basque Country, the public research institution in the Basque Country of Spain, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new cloud-based library services platform.
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Privacy in Libraries, a LITA webinar series

LITA Blog - Wed, 2018-03-14 15:43

This spring, LITA’s Patron Privacy Interest Group will offer a webinar/training series on privacy issues for libraries! Targeted at “advanced newcomers,” this series is for you if you’re interested in privacy issues; have ever wondered how to protect the data you use; and read through the Patron Privacy Checklists and wondered what else was out there. Led by member-experts of the Patron Privacy Interest Group, this series will tackle privacy policies and staff training, strategies to manage the lifecycle of personally identifiable information (PII), tips for adopting encrypted technologies, defending the privacy of library patrons, and communicating about and advocating for privacy to library stakeholders.

And the first webinar is free! The remaining four can be attended individually or get a package deal for all four.

Get the details on the LITA Privacy in Libraries series web page and register here.

Here’s the line up:

  • Developing Good Privacy Policies, March 28, 2018

To register for “Developing Good Privacy Policies”, use this link to reserve your spot (required). Thank you to the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) for co-sponsoring.

  • Wrangling Library Patron Data, April 11, 2018
  • Adopting Encryption Technologies, April 25, 2018
  • Analytics and Assessment: Privacy vs. Surveillance, May 9, 2018
  • Take Back Research Privacy, May 23, 2018

Here are the Presenters:

  • Sarah Houghton
  • Becky Yoose
  • Matt Beckstrom
  • T.J. Lamanna
  • Eric Hellman
  • Sam Kome

View details and Register here.

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty,

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