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Learn How to Build your own Digital Scholarship/Humanities Curriculum with this LITA webinar

LITA Blog - Thu, 2020-03-12 15:13

Are you a subject librarian interested in building digital scholarships? Join us for the upcoming webinar “Digital Inception: Building a digital scholarship/humanities curriculum as a subject librarian,” on Wednesday, April 22, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm CST. 

Digital scholarship is gaining momentum in academia. What started as a humanities movement is now present in most disciplines. Introducing digital scholarship to students can benefit them in multiple ways: it helps them interact with new trends in scholarship, appeals to different kinds of learners, helps them develop new and emerging literacies, and gives them the opportunity to be creative.

This 90-minute presentation will guide attendees in building a digital scholarship curriculum from a subject librarian position. It will explore how to identify opportunities, reach out to faculty, and advertise your services. It will also showcase activities, lesson plans, and free tools for digital publication, data mining, text analysis, mapping, etc.

Finally, the presentation will include a section on finding training opportunities and strategies to support colleagues and create capacity in your institutions.

Learning objectives for this program include:

  • Discover their own potential as digital scholarship instructors
  • Amass a set of activities and tools to be used in the teaching of digital scholarship
  • Identify opportunities for professional development and growth in digital scholarship

Program Outline:

  • What is digital scholarship/humanities? (5 min)
  • The power of the subject/liaison/instruction librarian (10 min)
  • Free/inexpensive tools and activity ideas (lesson plans, etc.) (40 min)
  • Reaching out to faculty (includes activity) (10 min)
  • Training opportunities (10 min)
  • Q & A (15 min)

Who Should Attend: This course is geared toward Liaison/Subject/Instruction librarians or any librarian for whom DS/DH is not their main role.

Presenter: Marcela Isuster, Education and Humanities Librarian, McGill University

View details and Register here.

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! Register and you’ll receive a link to the recording.

Questions or Comments? Contact us at lita@ala.org or (312) 280-4268.

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CLEVNET launches Patron Point

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-03-12 14:43
(March 12, 2020). Patron Point announced today that CLEVNET of Cleveland, OH has launched the Company's patron relationship management system to help drive its marketing efforts. One of the primary interests of the consortium was Patron Point's ability to support individual member library branding and messaging through a single consortium-managed system.
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Follett Launches API Partner Program

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-03-12 14:43
(March 12, 2020). Follett has launched a partner program that will make it easy for its Destiny and Aspen customers to implement time- and cost-saving integrations and streamline data exchange with their existing vendors. The API Partner Program will allow Follett to help customers extend and enhance the capabilities of their Destiny and Aspen solutions and take full advantage of Follett's open-APIs via the company's growing partner portfolio.
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Mellon Foundation appoints Jonathan Holloway to its Board of Trustees

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-03-12 14:43
(March 12, 2020). The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Jonathan Holloway to its Board of Trustees. Holloway is the president-elect of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; he will assume the presidency on July 1, 2020. He is currently provost and professor of history and African American studies at Northwestern University.
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A forgotten murder /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-03-12 11:43

    ISBN: 9780778309895
    Author: Deveraux, Jude


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IBM Watson Health and EBSCO Information Services collaborate to launch integrated clinical decision support solution

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-03-11 20:42
(March 11, 2020). IBM Watson Health and EBSCO Information Services announced a strategic collaboration aimed towards enhancing clinical decision support and operations for healthcare providers and health systems. The companies are combining their respective solution suites – DynaMed and IBM Micromedex with Watson – into a single, high-value global solution called "DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson." The combined solution suite will be designed to bring together drug and disease content, into a single source for evidence-based insights to help inform clinical decisions.
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IBM Watson Health and EBSCO Information Services collaborate to launch integrated clinical decision support solution

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-03-11 20:42
(March 11, 2020). IBM Watson Health and EBSCO Information Services announced a strategic collaboration aimed towards enhancing clinical decision support and operations for healthcare providers and health systems. The companies are combining their respective solution suites – DynaMed and IBM Micromedex with Watson – into a single, high-value global solution called "DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson." The combined solution suite will be designed to bring together drug and disease content, into a single source for evidence-based insights to help inform clinical decisions.
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Blackboard Inc. announces execution of definitive agreement to sell its Open LMS Business

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-03-11 20:42
(March 11, 2020). Blackboard announced the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its Blackboard Open LMS business to Learning Technologies Group. The transaction enables Blackboard to further simplify its business and accelerate momentum in helping clients move to its Software as a Service deployment of Learn and Ultra, its next-generation Learning Management System. It will also allow Open LMS, a leading Moodle-based SaaS LMS, to increase its focus on the innovations and services that are core to its client base. The transaction is anticipated to close early in the second quarter of 2020.
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Jobs in Information Technology: March 11, 2020

LITA Blog - Wed, 2020-03-11 14:52

New this week

Visit the LITA Jobs Site for additional job listings and information on submitting your own job posting.

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Congratulations to Alison Macrina, winner of the 2020 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

LITA Blog - Wed, 2020-03-11 14:25

The LITA/Library Hi Tech Awards Committee is pleased to select Alison Macrina as the 2020 recipient of the LITA/Library Hi-Tech Award. Macrina led the Tor Relay Initiative in New Hampshire, is the founder and executive director of the Library Freedom Project, and has written and taught extensively in the areas of digital privacy, surveillance, and user anonymity in the context of libraries and librarianship. In this role, Macrina was instrumental in creating the Library Freedom Institute, which trained its first cohort in 2018 and will train its third cohort in 2020. Macrina has also spoken on digital privacy and the work of the Library Freedom Project across the United States and published Anonymity, the first book in ALA’s Library Futures Series, in 2019.

The committee was fortunate to receive several outstanding nominations for the 2020 award. Macrina stood out in this strong pool of candidates for the broad reach and impact of her work. Digital privacy and anonymity are topics of significant public interest and affect multiple types of libraries as well as everyone who uses the Internet. Macrina has informed and trained a broad swath of professionals, within and beyond libraries, through her book, presentations, and training via the Library Freedom Project. We believe Macrina’s work embodies the purpose of the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is intended to recognize “outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology within the field of library and information technology,” and we are delighted to recognize her with this award.

When notified she was this year’s recipient, Alison Macrina said “I am tremendously moved to be recognized by my colleagues in LITA. I do this work because I believe that librarians can help build a better world. I want to dedicate this award to the graduates of Library Freedom Institute. We are powerful together.”

Members of the 2020 LITA/Library Hi-Tech Award Committee are: Janet A. Crum (Chair), Brian K. Auger, Amy Kimura, Robert T. Wilson, Tod A. Olson (Past Chair).

Thank you to Emerald Publishing for sponsoring this award.

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Nominate yourself or someone you know for the next LITA Top Tech Trends panel of speakers

LITA Blog - Wed, 2020-03-11 12:34

LITA is looking for dynamic speakers with knowledge about the top trends in technology and how they intersect with information security and privacy. Library technology is quickly evolving with trends such as VR, cloud computing and AI. As library technology continues to impact our profession and those that we serve, security and privacy are quickly becoming top concerns. We hope this panel will provide insight and information about these technology trends for you to discuss within your own organization. If you or someone you know would be a great fit for this exciting panel, please submit your nomination today.  

Submit your nominations – the deadline is April 17, 2020.

The session is planned for Sunday, June 28, 2020, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, at the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. A moderator and several panelists will each discuss trends impacting libraries, ideas for use cases, and practical approaches for evaluating them.

LITA encourages participation from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, and LGBTQA+ individuals. We also value diverse perspectives from different types and sizes of libraries, as well as those who can bring a fresh voice. Speakers will be selected based on their proposed trends, experiences, and overall balance to the panel. View the submission guidelines.

For more information please contact Louis Brooks at lbrooks@fsu.edu

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The mirror and the light /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-03-11 11:42

    ISBN: 9780805096606
    Author: Mantel, Hilary, 1952-


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Our best breakfast and brunch recipes : simple recipes for eggs burritos hashb

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-03-11 11:42

    ISBN: 9781620933534
    Author:


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Journey of the pharaohs : a novel from the NUMA files /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-03-11 11:42

    ISBN: 9780593083086
    Author: Cussler, Clive


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A reasonable doubt /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-03-11 11:42

    ISBN: 9781250117557
    Author: Margolin, Phillip


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RBmedia acquires leading producer of dramatized audiobooks You

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-03-10 20:40
(March 10, 2020). RBmedia, a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology, today announced the acquisition of GraphicAudio, a leading producer of dramatized audio content featuring a full cast of actors, sound effects, and cinematic music.
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Digital fragility a Ticking Time Bomb for enterprises says latest report

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-03-10 20:40
(March 10, 2020). Digital fragility has emerged as a risk to digital business that CIOs and CMOs are failing to confront concludes a recent report by Forrester, a leading global research and advisory firm.According to the report, vital digital information sources and assets are at risk due to link rot, obsolete file formats and media, and vendor abandonment of online services. This can leave firms scrabbling to find or recreate digital assets, opening the door to loss of valuable trademarks, costly failures to meet regulatory crackdowns and poor corporate governance.
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Soutron Global cancels attendance at upcoming conferences and user group meetings for safety

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-03-10 20:40
(March 10, 2020). nternational library transformation company Soutron Global is taking proactive steps to address concerns over the COVID-19 outbreaks. The health and well-being of Soutron Global's clients, employees and partners is the company's top priority. Due to the COVID-19 situation, Soutron Global has made the difficult decision to cancel our attendance at upcoming conferences and User Group meetings until further notice.
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PTFS Europe awarded a position on ESPO 350 framework to supply the Koha Library Management System.

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2020-03-09 08:39
(March 9, 2020). PTFS Europe announced that we are awarded a position to supply the Koha library management system as part of the ESPO Framework 350 Library Solutions and Systems.
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Sacramento Public Library has become the first U.S. institution to opt for Lyngsoe Systems' Intelligent Material Management System

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2020-03-06 07:35
(March 6, 2020). Lyngsoe Systems is pleased to announce that The Sacramento Public Library has become the first U.S. institution and the first institution outside Europe to opt for Lyngsoe Systems Intelligent Material Management System. Sacramento Public Library will integrate IMMS with their Sierra Integrated Library System from Innovative, a ProQuest Company.
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