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Innovative User Group commences 26th Annual Conference

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-04-25 09:09
(April 25, 2018). Innovative Interfaces kicked off IUG 2018, the 26th Innovative Users Group (IUG) conference held in Orlando, Fla. For four days, 650 library professionals from 10 countries around the world will gather to participate in more than 100 sessions presented by colleagues and Innovative staff.
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Magnolia table : a collection of recipes for gathering /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-04-25 09:09

    ISBN: 9780062820150
    Author: Gaines, Joanna, 1978-

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Twisted prey /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-04-25 09:09

    ISBN: 9780735217355
    Author: Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-

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Shattered mirror /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-04-25 09:09

    ISBN: 9781466887244
    Author: Johansen, Iris

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The cutting edge : a Lincoln Rhyme novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-04-25 09:09

    ISBN: 9781478906650
    Author: Deaver, Jeffery

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After Anna /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-04-25 09:09

    ISBN: 9781427292995
    Author: Scottoline, Lisa

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Premio a mejor desarrollo de Software Libre

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-04-25 00:08
(April 24, 2018). Xercode recibe el premio TIC Galicia a “Mejor desarrollo de Software Libre” por su trabajo de implantación de Koha ILS en la Rede de Bibliotecas Públicas de Galicia.
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Equinox migrates the Whitehall Township Public Library to the PaILS SPARK consortium

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-04-24 21:08
(April 24, 2018). Equinox announced the successful migration of the Whitehall Township Public Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System SPARK Consortium.
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The University of Gloucestershire selects Talis Aspire as part of their digital strategy

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-04-24 09:08
(April 24, 2018). The University of Gloucestershire have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver its online reading lists service and copyright management system. This decision was made as part of their wider digital strategy which will also include teaching and learning technologies such as Moodle.
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Auto-Graphics continues evolving its digital collection solution with the release of MONTAGEdc V2.2

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-04-24 09:08
(April 24, 2018). Auto-Graphics announced the latest release of the industry's easiest to use and most affordable digital collection solution, MONTAGEdc V2.2. MONTAGEdc clients local to the Auto-Graphics' California headquarters include Chaffey College and the City of Ontario Library.
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1Science launches 1findr, the world's largest curated collection of peer-reviewed articles

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-04-24 09:08
(April 24, 2018). 1science announced the general availability of its innovative analytics and discovery platform 1findr. From the get-go, 1findr has aimed to include all articles published in peer-reviewed journals, in all fields of research, in all languages and from every country. With both the free and the institutional editions offering twice as many open access articles as the leading competitor, 1findr is a giant leap in convenience, affordability and accessibility.
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Oxford Brookes University selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services to advance library experience

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2018-04-23 21:07
(April 23, 2018). Oxford Brookes University, one of the UK's leading universities, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as its new library services platform. Oxford Brookes University occupies a strong position in UK higher education. As part of its ongoing strategy, Oxford Brookes is committed to delivering infrastructure and services focused on supporting the quality and effectiveness of learning, teaching and research and enhancing the overall experience of students. The acquisition of WMS is an important element of this strategic theme.
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The Korea Times now available from ProQuest

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2018-04-23 12:07
(April 23, 2018). Sixty years' worth of content from The Korea Times is now available through ProQuest, thanks to a new partnership with the newspaper's publisher. Using the ProQuest platform, users can browse, read cover-to-cover, or search full digitized issues of the paper – including images – from 1956 to 2016. The oldest and most influential English-language newspaper in Korea, The Korea Times is globally recognized for its coverage of international business, economic and financial news, as well as perspectives on regional issues and events. On the ProQuest platform, researchers can quickly find The Korea Times content they need with features like hit highlighting, searchable PDFs, full-image downloads, and more.
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Canterbury Bankstown go live with LIBERO

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2018-04-23 06:06
(April 23, 2018). Insight Informatics announced that recently amalgamated Council, Canterbury-Bankstown, has gone live with, LIBERO.
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Nottingham College chooses the Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.

Library Technology Reports - Sat, 2018-04-21 09:04
(April 21, 2018). Nottingham College has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the existing solutions from OCLC and IS Oxford. The team at PTFS Europe will be implementing Koha and providing on-going hosting and support services. The public interface will be integrated with the EDS discovery service from EBSCO and the interface further enhanced to provide high levels of accessibility.
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Then she was gone : a novel /

New At the Library - Sat, 2018-04-21 09:04

    ISBN: 9781501154645
    Author: Jewell, Lisa

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LITA, LLAMA, ALCTS collaboration FAQ #3: finding your niche, serving personas, participatory communications

LITA Blog - Fri, 2018-04-20 11:39

On February 23, I posted for discussion a proposal on a closer formal relationship between LITA, LLAMA, and ALCTS. That included an anonymous feedback form where you can ask questions, express feelings, et cetera. I will be collating and answering these questions every few weeks here on LITAblog (so please keep asking!).

Since that time I’ve gotten six (!) questions. I’m going to break them up across several posts; here are the first two.

[S]ince tech is such a big field…[t]here is quite a lot that is relevant to me [in LITA], but it is difficult to find sometimes within discussions….I’m worried about how much a merger with ALCTS and LLAMA would amplify this problem.

This is definitely a thing that’s on our minds as well. It can be hard to find your niche within an organization as large as ALA, and part of the role of the divisions is to make that easier; we want to make sure everyone would still be able to find their home.

In the near future, you should see a membership survey asking about what you find valuable in your LITA, LLAMA, and/or ALCTS membership. This, plus recent work by LITA and LLAMA to learn about our memberships (e.g. the LITA Personas Task Force), will guide our thinking on how a combined division could be structured in order to retain the touchpoints that are most valuable to people.

Combining divisions would also significantly reduce the amount of administrative overhead, which would free staff time to focus on member engagement — LITA Executive Director Jenny Levine has a lot of great ideas on that front that she doesn’t currently have time to implement.

How is combined LITA/ALCTS/LLAMA going to serve their unique personas?

This question included a lengthy set of follow-up questions and statements, including “I can see to some degree combining LITA and ALCTS; they are both technology-themed organizations”; “What was the result of the LITA personas study a few years back?”; questions about the benefit to LLAMA; and “Perhaps we should at least have a participative webinar in which LITA and ALCTS members can share their thoughts in a public forum”.

I will leave questions about the benefits of LLAMA for the LLAMA leadership to answer.

You can read a summary of the Personas TF work here on LITAblog, or the full report. One of our LITA personas is the administrative member. It turns out that people with titles like “Director of Libraries” or “Head of IT” make up a high percentage of LITA members; this is a group that came up through technology and loves their LITA network, but doesn’t always find the content they need today via LITA. A LITA/LLAMA connection makes a lot of sense for this group.

There are certainly LITA members who have no aspiration to be in leadership and thus might not get new opportunities via LLAMA, and that’s okay! Even as it is today, LITA has a lot of niches that aren’t relevant to all its members. For instance, our interest groups include Heads of Library Technology and E-Rate & CIPA Compliance – neither of them directly serve me (I’m not a head of IT or a public or school librarian), but they’re great resources for their members, and I’m very glad that we can provide those spaces for people who are engaged in those issues day-to-day.

In re the webinar, I enthusiastically agree. In fact, I think we should have a lot of participatory webinars. And social media conversations. And mailing list conversations. In fact, the whole leadership group agrees, and we’re putting together a communications working group right now. They’re going to be in planning mode until Annual, but after that they will be facilitating the interactive experiences you’re looking for.

The combination of prior research (like the Personas report); the member survey coming out soon; and these upcoming two-way conversations will allow the leadership group to identify what aspects of LITA, LLAMA, and/or ALCTS membership are most meaningful and valuable to people. That in turn will guide the answer to your question on serving unique personas. (And also non-unique ones; some of the LITA member personas are also major groups within LLAMA or ALCTS.) I’m extremely interested in hearing where people feel most at home in their divisions, so that we can maintain those aspects going forward — while also giving people the opportunity to access more content and a wider network if that’s helpful to them.

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Welcome to the jungle : facing bipolar without freaking out /

New At the Library - Fri, 2018-04-20 09:04

    ISBN: 9781573246958
    Author: Smith, Hilary T., 1986-

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Havana /

New At the Library - Fri, 2018-04-20 09:04

    ISBN: 9781911082071
    Author: Cameron, Sarah, 1954-

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A Parkinson's primer : an indispensable guide to Parkinson's disease for patient

New At the Library - Fri, 2018-04-20 09:04

    ISBN: 9781589881198
    Author: Vine, John M.,

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