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I owe you one : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2019-02-06 08:16

    ISBN: 9781524799014
    Author: Kinsella, Sophie


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EBSCO Industries' Risk Consulting and Insurance Division announces new name

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-02-05 20:15
(February 5, 2019). EBSCO Industries, a privately held global company, announced today that it has renamed its risk consulting and insurance division to Valent Group.
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2019 Catalyst Fund applications now open

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-02-05 20:15
(February 5, 2019). LYRASIS announces that the 2019 Catalyst Fund is now open for applications. The Catalyst Fund will award $100,000 for new ideas from LYRASIS members, supporting opportunities to explore innovative new projects that can impact the greater community. Awards will be determined by participants in the LYRASIS Leaders Circle. The Catalyst Fund is available to LYRASIS Member institutions. Recipients will present their projects at the LYRASIS Member Summit in 2019.
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110 California Community College libraries begin move to Ex Libris Alma and Primo for a new CCC library services platform

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-02-05 08:02
(February 5, 2019). After an 8-year effort by the Council of Chief Librarians, California Community Colleges to obtain funding, the California Community Colleges system is using a $6 million dollar one-time state grant to implement a cloud-based, systemwide Library Services Platform using Ex Libris Alma and Primo software solutions that will more effectively connect all students with the most useful, high quality resources in each library's collection as well as those throughout the system. The LSP will replace more than 11 legacy library systems currently used by participating community college libraries in the state.
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Softlink IC at the ALIA 2019 Information Online Conference

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-02-05 08:02
(February 5, 2019). Booth 70 will be the place to visit as Softlink Information Centres exhibits at the 2019 ALIA Information Online conference.
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LITA’s Statement in Response to Incidents at ALA Midwinter 2019

LITA Blog - Mon, 2019-02-04 15:48

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Board of Directors is aware that there were several reports on social media from attendees who encountered aggressive behavior, racism, and harassment at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting, which violated our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and that there were multiple incident reports filed, including one formal complaint regarding the violation of the Code of Conduct as well. We thank those who were able to share their experiences and draw attention to the systemic issues that our society and profession face. As an association with an unwavering commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, LITA believes that clear action is necessary and seeks partnerships within ALA and beyond to address these issues of systematic oppression.

It is our belief that safety, both physical and psychological, is a requirement for the full engagement of participants. LITA is committed to ensuring, through policy and action, that the culture and activities of LITA and ALA are safe and productive. We are therefore in agreement with the numerous expressions of concern and call for ALA to step up in leading our association and its members through the difficult but necessary work of dismantling system oppression within the profession, understanding differences, valuing those differences, and ultimately, learning how to communicate and innovate in an inclusive manner that welcomes diverse perspectives.

LITA believes that education is a key component of this work. For this reason, we have decided to commit funds to the creation and dissemination of free bystander/allyship webinars. In collaboration with other units of ALA, we will develop trainings that we hope will equip LITA members with tools that empower active and effective allyship, recognize and undo oppressive behaviors and systems, and promote the practice of cultural humility, thereby collectively increasing our collaborative capacity.

As always, LITA stands committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and welcomes opportunities to collaborate and partner with ALA and beyond in order to realize these values fully. We thank the ALA Executive Board and REFORMA for crafting an appropriate statement about racism and discrimination in the Library profession.

LITA Board of Directors
Bohyun Kim (President), Emily Morton-Owens (President-Elect), Andromeda Yelton (Past-President), Lindsay Cronk, Tabatha Farney, Amanda L. Goodman, Margaret Heller, Topher Lawton, Evviva Weinraub, Berika Williams, Aaron Dobbs (LITA Division Councilor), Jodie Gambill, Brian Rennick, Mark Beatty (ALA), Jenny Levine (ALA)

LITA Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Jennifer Brown (Chair), Paula Jharina Pascual (Vice-Chair), Melissa Stoner (Past-Chair), TJ Lamanna, Rebecca Marrall, Ted Quiballo, Jennifer Vinopal

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ALIA 2019 attendees can now experience KM and ILS apps SydneyEnterprise, Inmagic Presto and GeniePlus

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-02-04 13:53
(February 4, 2019). Lucidea, leading global provider of knowledge management and library automation software, is taking its powerful applications to ALIA, the Australian Library and Information Association Conference 2019 happening at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, 11th-15th February.
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Library receives major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-02-04 13:53
(February 4, 2019). The Library of Congress announced that it has received a $540,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to evaluate the physical health of the national collection of books in American research libraries and to guide their archive retention and preservation decisions. Since there currently is no objective formula to assess the condition of millions of books in the custody of the nation's libraries, this scientific study will help inform best practices and provide a baseline for libraries to analyze their print collections based on established scientific guidelines.
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VuFind 5.1 press release

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2019-02-04 13:53
(February 4, 2019). Version 5.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This minor release adds several new features and fixes.
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What doesn't kill her /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-02-02 07:34

    ISBN: 9781335507532
    Author: Dodd, Christina


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Evergreen project selects Sharp as contributor of the month

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-02-01 19:29
(February 1, 2019). Chris Sharp, PINES System Administrator at the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS), has been selected as the January Contributor of the Month to the Evergreen open source library system by the Evergreen Project's Outreach Committee.
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Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP) Expands Scope and Membership

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-02-01 19:29
(January 24, 2019). ReCAP, the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium, founded by Columbia University, The New York Public Library, and Princeton University in 2000 to preserve and make accessible the collections of its members, has expanded its scope and membership, transforming its original mission from serving as a shared physical repository to becoming a model for shared collection building and management.
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CHIN collections management vendor survey: Lucidea's Argus rises to the top

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-01-31 19:18
(January 31, 2019). The Canadian Heritage Information Network developed a vendor profile survey with the assistance of an advisory group of museum professionals. Recently released survey results indicate that Lucidea is the only North America-based (non-Open Source) Web and SaaS solutions provider to make it to the top of the list, with Argus—its highly customizable, purpose-built solution, expertly designed to offer comprehensive collections management capabilities and enable heritage institutions to avoid the expense and complexity of open source solutions.
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Springer Nature advances its library services by offering KBART Automated Holdings Feeds for discovery services

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-01-31 13:17
(January 31, 2019). Springer Nature provides its customers with KBART Automation for knowledge bases and discovery services. KBART Automation is a highly beneficial service for libraries and research institutions, which helps to streamline their processes with minimum manual work involved. Springer Nature currently allows for KBART Automation of SpringerLink content to OCLC, Ex Libris' SFX and Alma. KBART Automation for Nature.com content is currently under development and will pave the way to a seamless one stop solution for Springer Nature automated holdings.
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Copyright Clearance Center announces RightFind Suite for emerging life science companies

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-01-31 13:17
(January 31, 2019). Copyright Clearance Center and its wholly-owned subsidiary, RightsDirect, announce the RightFind suite for emerging life science companies. This content workflow solution provides fast, easy access to a full range of published content – anytime, anywhere – providing a more efficient research process and competitive advantage.
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The other daughter /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-01-31 07:16

    ISBN: 9781721333844
    Author: Gardner, Lisa


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The perfect husband /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-01-31 07:16

    ISBN: 9781721333790
    Author: Gardner, Lisa


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Summoned to thirteenth grave : a novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-01-31 07:16

    ISBN: 9781250305152
    Author: Jones, Darynda


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Storied weddings : inspiration for a timeless celebration that is perfectly you

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-01-31 07:16

    ISBN: 9781423649410
    Author: Valley, Aleah, 1981-


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The Pope : Francis Benedict and the decision that shook the world /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-01-31 07:16

    ISBN: 9781250207906
    Author: McCarten, Anthony, 1961-


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