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Patron Point introduces Patron Point Verify: Address verification solution streamlines registration and card renewal processes for public libraries.

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-05 14:39
(February 5, 2020). Patron Point announced the launch of Patron Point Verify, its address verification solution for public libraries. At many libraries, new library card applications allow customers to register for their library cards online, but they are typically not granted full access to the library services until they visit the library with proof of address. Where libraries have a membership card that expires, patrons with an expired card lose access to library services until they can get to a branch with proof of address and have their cards renewed. While this is important to ensure compliance with local library policy, it is a time-consuming process for library staff and simply inconvenient for customers. Patron Point has now added a powerful address verification service to its popular marketing automation platform to create a flexible, end-to-end solution for public libraries.
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Gale Wins 2020 Dartmouth Medal and Named to RUSA Outstanding Reference Source List

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-05 14:39
(February 5, 2020). Gale, a Cengage company, is thrilled to announce that the Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History has been awarded the 2020 Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference. Additionally, Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives received an honorable mention. Read Gale's blog about this recognition.
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Crooked river /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-05 08:37

    ISBN: 9781538747254
    Author: Preston, Douglas J.


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Last day /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-05 08:37

    ISBN: 9781542018203
    Author: Rice, Luanne


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MAYO CLINIC ON DIGESTIVE HEALTH / How to Prevent and Treat Common Stomach and Gu

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-05 08:37

    ISBN: 9781893005525
    Author: Khanna, Sahil


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Heart of black ice /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-05 08:37

    ISBN: 9781250194817
    Author: Goodkind, Terry


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Golden in death /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-05 08:37

    ISBN: 9781250207210
    Author: Robb, J. D., 1950-


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Koch Industries agrees to acquire all of Infor

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-02-04 20:32
(February 4, 2020). Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced today that an affiliate of Koch Equity Development LLC, the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining equity stake in Infor held by Golden Gate Capital. At the close of the transaction, Infor will become a standalone subsidiary of Koch Industries, and will continue to be operated by the company's current management team from its headquarters in New York City. In addition to being a key enterprise customer, Koch has been an investor in Infor since 2017. With the strength of its balance sheet and a AA corporate credit rating, Koch intends to quickly position Infor as one of the most well-capitalized companies in technology. Koch companies have made more than $26 billion in technology-related investments in the past six years, transforming a global portfolio of businesses spanning multiple industries.
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SAGE signing a transformative agreement with Sweden's Bibsam Consortium

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-02-04 20:32
(February 4, 2020). SAGE Publishing is signing a new open access publishing agreement with Bibsam Consortium, serving 42 of the member institutions including universities, university colleges, and government funded research institutions.
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The Grantsville City Library goes live on Koha with ByWater

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-02-04 20:32
(February 4, 2020). ByWater Solutions announced that The Grantsville City Library of Grantsville, Utah is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 37,000 plus holdings from the Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Springer Nature's research sharing initiative SharedIt expanded to include conference proceedings

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-02-04 08:27
(February 4, 2020). Springer Nature continues its commitment to opening up research and enabling the advancement of discovery with the rollout of the SharedIt initiative to proceedings books. Following a successful pilot in 2018, SharedIt will enable to exchange/share links on individual papers in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) as well as in the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology series from January 2020.
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VuFind 6.1 released

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2020-02-03 20:26
(February 3, 2020). Version 6.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This major release brings some aspects of the code more up to date while also adding several new features and fixes.
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Teach for LITA: Submit Proposals by February 16

LITA Blog - Mon, 2020-02-03 15:47

Reminder: The deadline to submit LITA education proposals is February 16th. Please share our CFP with your colleagues. We are seeking instructors passionate about library technology topics to share their expertise and teach a webinar, webinar series, or online course for LITA this year.

All topics related to the intersection of technology and libraries are welcomed, including:

  • Machine Learning
  • IT Project Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Javascript, including: jquery, json, d3.js
  • Library-related APIs
  • Change management in technology
  • Big Data, High Performance Computing
  • Python, R, GitHub, OpenRefine, and other programming/coding topics in a library context
  • Supporting Digital Scholarship/Humanities
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Linked Data
  • Implementation or Participation in Open Source Technologies or Communities
  • Open Educational Resources, Creating and Providing Access to Open Ebooks and Other Educational Materials
  • Managing Technology Training
  • Diversity/Inclusion and Technology
  • Accessibility Issues and Library Technology
  • Technology in Special Libraries
  • Ethics of Library Technology (e.g., Privacy Concerns, Social Justice Implications)
  • Library/Learning Management System Integrations

Instructors receive a $500 honorarium for an online course or $150 for a webinar, split among instructors. Check out our list of current and past course offerings to see what topics have been covered recently. Be part of another slate of compelling and useful online education programs this year!

Submit your proposal today!

Questions or Comments?

For questions or comments related to teaching for LITA, contact us at lita@ala.org or (312) 280-4268.

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Cactus Communications announces acquisition of UNSILO, a Denmark-based technology solutions company

Library Technology Reports - Sat, 2020-02-01 13:53
(February 1, 2020). Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company, announced that it has acquired UNSILO, a Denmark-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) company that specializes in text analytics, linguistics, and data science. UNSILO, co-founded by Mads Rydahl and Thomas Laursen, provides AI tools and solutions for publishers to grow their business and improve customer experience through products such as Classify which helps publishers package and sell content in new ways, Recommend which supports the discovery of new and existing research, and Evaluate which helps scale up the capacity of the journal editorial office. It has partnered with leaders in the STM industry like BMJ, Wiley, Clarivate Analytics, and Taylor & Francis to develop solutions for the publishing ecosystem.
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The magic of sleep : a bedside companion /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-02-01 07:52

    ISBN: 9780062989482
    Author: Smith, Michael Acton,


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Prescriptive stretching /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-02-01 07:52

    ISBN: 9781492587415
    Author: Berg, Kristian, 1964-


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Creative alcohol inks : a step-by-step guide to achieving amazing effects /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-02-01 07:52

    ISBN: 9781631597923
    Author: Mahlberg, Ashley,


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Quicken WillMaker and Trust 2020 : book and software kit /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-02-01 07:52

    ISBN: 9781413326970
    Author:


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Complete essential oil diffuser recipes : over 150 recipes for health and wellne

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-02-01 07:52

    ISBN: 9781631585876
    Author: Farley, Pam,


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Middle Country Public Library (NY) launches Patron Point

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2020-01-31 19:34
(January 31, 2020). Patron Point announced that Middle Country Public Library of Centereach and Selden, NY has launched the Company's patron relationship management system to help drive its marketing efforts.
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