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Lafourche Parish Public Library Now Live on Polaris

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-03-03 13:30
(March 3, 2020). Innovative, a ProQuest company announced that Lafourche Parish Public Library in Thibodaux, Louisiana is now live on the Polaris integrated library system.
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Lucidea to Release Latest Client-Driven KM and ILS Software Updates

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-03-03 01:27
(March 2, 2020). Lucidea, parent company to a full portfolio of market-leading knowledge management and library automation solutions, will soon announce a new release and enhancements to its powerful collaborative KM platform, Inmagic Presto, and a new alerts feature in the latest release of SydneyEnterprise and GeniePlus—library automation for special libraries of all sizes and budgets.
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Share your ideas and library projects by submitting a session proposal for the 2020 Forum!

LITA Blog - Mon, 2020-03-02 10:37

2020 Forum Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2020

November 19-21, 2020

Baltimore, Maryland

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

Do you have an idea or project that you would like to share? Does your library have a creative or inventive solution to a common problem? Then submit to the 2020 LITA/ALCTS/LLAMA Forum! Submission deadline is March 30th.

Our library community is rich in ideas and shared experiences. The 2020 Forum Theme embodies our purpose to share knowledge and gain new insights by exploring ideas through an interactive, hands-on experience. We hope that this Forum can be an inspiration to share, finish, and be a catalyst to implement ideas… together.

We invite those who choose to lead through their ideas to submit proposals for sessions or preconference workshops, as well as nominate keynote speakers. This is an opportunity to share your ideas or unfinished work, inciting collaboration and advancing the library profession forward through meaningful dialogue.

We encourage diversity in presenters from a wide range of background, libraries, and experiences. We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities. We also strongly encourage submissions from public, school, and special libraries.

Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library representative who is testing/using the product.

Presenters will submit final presentation slides and/or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available online following the event. Presenters are expected to register and participate in the Forum as attendees.

For additional information about the 2020 LITA/ALCTS/LLAMA Forum, please visit

For questions, contact Berika Williams, Forum Planning Committee Chair, at

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Axiell partners with Demco and enters the U.S with next-generation library services platform

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2020-03-02 07:20
(March 2, 2020). Axiell, the leading supplier of software to the cultural sector, announced a partnership with Demco, a leading library supplier in North America. The partnership is formed to introduce the groundbreaking library services platform Axiell Quria to the U.S market.
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Exercises for sciatica : a simple and effective self-care program for pain relie

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-02-28 10:11

    ISBN: 9781578267880
    Author: Smith, William, 1976-

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EBSCO Information Services Acquires Linked Data Infrastructure Provider, Zepheira

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-02-27 16:08
(February 27, 2020). EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zepheira, a provider of large-scale, decentralized linked data infrastructure. Zepheira's mission is to connect libraries, archives and museums to make the world a smarter place. Zepheira uncovers previously hidden data and insights for patrons and facilitates connections between library systems and the open web. This acquisition reinforces EBSCO's commitment to making information available when, where and how users need it.
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Early-bird Registration for the Exchange Ends in Three Days!

LITA Blog - Thu, 2020-02-27 10:47

The March 1 early-bird registration deadline for the Exchange is approaching. Register today and save!

There’s still time to register for the Exchange at a discount, with early-bird registration rates at $199 for ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA members; $255 for ALA individual members; $289 for non-members; $79 for student/retired members; $475 for groups; and $795 for institutions. Early-bird registration ends March 1.

Taking place May 4, 6, and 8, the Exchange will engage a wide range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities in a three-day, fully online, virtual forum. Programming includes keynote presentations from Emily Drabinski and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, and sessions focusing on leadership and change management, continuity and sustainability, and collaborations and cooperative endeavors.

In addition to these sessions, the Exchange will offer lightning rounds and virtual poster sessions. For up-to-date details on sessions, be sure to check the Exchange website as new information is being added regularly.

Want to register your group or institution? Groups watching the event together from one access point will receive single (1) user access to the live stream over all three days and unlimited user account creation on the Exchange event site. Institutions with a maximum of six (6) concurrent user access points receive access to the live stream over all three days and unlimited user account creation on the Exchange event site.

Group and institutional members are encouraged to create their own user accounts and participate in the event’s discussions and non-streaming content. To learn more, contact ALCTS Program Officer, Tom Ferren at or call (312) 280-5038.

Interested in submitting a poster for the virtual poster session? The deadline for submitting virtual poster proposals is March 6. Learn more and submit your proposal today.

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To the edge of sorrow : a novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-02-27 10:08

    ISBN: 9780805243437
    Author: Apelfeld, Aharon

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Jobs in Information Technology: February 26, 2020

LITA Blog - Wed, 2020-02-26 17:04

New this week

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

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Lexington Public Library Earns Five-Star Rating

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-26 16:07
(February 26, 2020). The Library Corporation applauds The Lexington Public Library, for being recognized by the Library Journal as a 2019 Five-Star Library. This is the library's first time receiving such a distinction.
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SirsiDynix awarded a place on new ESPO Framework

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-26 16:07
(February 26, 2020). SirsiDynix announced that it has been awarded a place as a supplier on the new ESPO Library Solutions and Systems framework (350-19). This framework offers a quick, simple and competitive route to procure library management systems, RFID solutions, and self-service technology for libraries across the UK, including integration, training and associated support services.
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Announcement regarding the departure of Gwen Evans

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-26 16:07
(February 26, 2020). OhioLINK announces the departure of Executive Director Gwen Evans. Deputy Director Amy Pawlowski has been named Interim Executive Director, effective February 28, 2020.
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OCLC, PLA report offers strategies for public libraries to respond to the opioid crisis

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-26 16:07
(February 26, 2020). OCLC and the Public Library Association (PLA) today issued Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis, a report that offers tested strategies to consider as libraries determine local responses to the nationwide public health emergency.
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Follett introduces key enhancements with Destiny 17.5 Release

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-26 16:07
(February 26, 2020). Follett has released Destiny 17.5, a new version of the solution featuring important enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Resource Manager, Destiny Discover, and Collections by Destiny. Used in more than 60 percent of U.S. public schools, Destiny is Follett's market-leading platform for library management, digital content, and resource management.
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Deadline Extended to March 15 – Submit a Proposal to Teach for LITA

LITA Blog - Wed, 2020-02-26 15:58

The deadline to submit LITA education proposals has been extended to March 15th. We’re seeking instructors passionate about library technology topics to share their expertise and teach a webinar, webinar series, or online course for LITA this year.

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 LITA education proposal today!

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

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National Library of Israel goes live with Ex Libris Alma platform to power the library's far-reaching initiatives today and into the future

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-26 10:07
(February 26, 2020). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the National Library of Israel has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform, which will now be handling the management of the library's sizeable, and growing, collections; promoting collaboration with local and international institutions; and supporting the library's move to its remarkable new home.The National Library of Israel holds the largest collection of knowledge and unique materials focused on Jewish civilization and the history and culture of Israel, in addition to vast collections on Islam and the Middle East. Perhaps more than any other institution in the Jewish world, the library encompasses a wealth of research on the Jewish experience over the last three millennia. Expanding the library's collaboration with local and international libraries and heritage institutions and exposing its collections to new audiences around the globe are key elements of the library's mission.
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Gale launches new online learning platform for public libraries

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-26 10:07
(February 26, 2020). Gale, a Cengage company, announced the launch of Gale Presents: Udemy, a new online learning platform for public libraries – powered by Udemy for Business – that provides patrons access to over 4,000 high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors across more than 75 categories. Now libraries can provide patrons with a personalized learning experience to gain the skills they need to compete in today's economy.
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Mercy House : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-26 10:07

    ISBN: 9780062989123
    Author: Dillon, Alena,

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Robert Ludlum's The Treadstone resurrection /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-26 10:07

    ISBN: 9780525542551
    Author: Hood, Joshua.

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The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill family and defiance during the

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-26 10:07

    ISBN: 9780385348720
    Author: Larson, Erik, 1954-

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