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Expose your data with and JSON-LD – a LITA webinar

LITA Blog - Fri, 2017-11-03 17:06

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Introduction to and JSON-LD
Instructor: Jacob Shelby, Metadata Technologies Librarian, North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries
November 15, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Central time

Web search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo are integral to making information more discoverable on the open web. How can you expose data about your organization, its services, people, collections, and other information in a way that is meaningful to these search engines? This session will provide an introduction to both and the JSON-LD data format. You’ll learn how to leverage and semantic markup to achieve enhanced discovery of information on the open web.

Register here, courses are listed by date.

Topics include an in-depth look at the vocabulary, a brief overview of semantic markup with a focus on JSON-LD, and use-cases of these technologies. By the end of the session, you will have an opportunity to apply these technologies through a structured exercise. The session will conclude with resources and guidance for next steps.

View details and Register here.

Discover upcoming LITA webinars and web courses

Diversity and Inclusion in Library Makerspace
Offered: December 6, 2017

Digital Life Decoded: A user-centered approach to cyber-security and privacy
Offered: December 12, 2017

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty,

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No place I'd rather be /

New At the Library - Fri, 2017-11-03 08:39

    ISBN: 9781496709813
    Author: Lamb, Cathy

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Emporia State University returns to an Innovative solution

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-11-02 17:39
(November 2, 2017). Innovative Interfaces announced that Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, has selected the Sierra integrated library system with the Encore discovery layer. William Allen White Library will move to Sierra from OCLC WorldShare Management Services in February 2018.
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Equinox adds Lehigh Valley Libraries to the PaILS consortium

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-11-02 17:39
(November 2, 2017). Equinox announced that they have successfully migrated the LeHigh Valley Libraries to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.
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Vital Release 8.0 SP1 now available with advanced customization options

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-11-02 14:39
(November 2, 2017). Innovative announced that Vital Release 8.0 SP1 is now available for library partners. This service pack release focused on moving many popular Vital administrative features into the new responsive design launched in Vital Release 8.0.
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The animals among us : how pets make us human /

New At the Library - Thu, 2017-11-02 08:39

    ISBN: 9780465064816
    Author: Bradshaw, John, 1950-

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Two kinds of truth /

New At the Library - Thu, 2017-11-02 08:39

    ISBN: 9780316225908
    Author: Connelly, Michael, 1956-

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Jobs in Information Technology: November 1, 2017

LITA Blog - Wed, 2017-11-01 14:59

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks.

New This Week

Boston University, University Librarian, Boston, MA

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, AVP, Academic Technology & Director of Libraries, Brooklyn, NY

New Haven Free Public Library, IT Senior Manager (Librarian IV), New Haven, CT

Jacksonville Public Library, Website Manager, Jacksonville, FL

Visit the LITA Job Site for more available jobs and for information on submitting a job posting.

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BSCO Information Services Introduces Two New Magazine Archives: U.S. News and World Report Magazine archive and Esquire Magazine archive

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-11-01 14:39
(November 1, 2017). Libraries can now enhance their special collections with digital backfiles for two leading magazines, U.S News and World Report and Esquire, through EBSCO Information Services. The new magazine archives, U.S. News & World Report Magazine Archive and Esquire Magazine Archive include cover to cover processing, which means each issue is presented in its entirety as originally published.
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John S. Bracken to head Digital Public Library of America

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-11-01 14:39
(November 1, 2017). The Digital Public Library of America announced that John S. Bracken has been selected to be the next Executive Director of DPLA, beginning December 4, 2017. A demonstrated leader in the field of digital innovation with nearly two decades of experience at philanthropic foundations, Bracken will lead DPLA in its next chapter of development, as the organization embarks upon its fifth year of operation.
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The Library of Trinity College Dublin selects Talis Aspire to improve student experience with Blackboard integration

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-11-01 14:39
(November 1, 2017). Following a formal tendering process, the Library of Trinity College Dublin has selectedTalis Aspire to manage and deliver its online reading lists service with integratedcopyright management.
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Royal Agricultural College selects Talis Aspire to improve accessibility to resources

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-11-01 14:39
(November 1, 2017). The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in Cirencester, Gloucestershire has selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver its online reading lists service. The Talis Aspire online reading lists service provides a direct link to resources, to ensure a seamless experience for students. Talis Aspire will be integrated with the RAU's Library Management System, Heritage from ISOxford.
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Safari: O'Reilly's Learning Platform for Higher Education now available from ProQuest

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-11-01 11:39
(November 1, 2017). O'Reilly Media's completely new version of Safari: O'Reilly's Learning Platform for Higher Education is now available from ProQuest. This version of Safari features both a new student experience and a new business model that provides academic institutions with easier, more affordable access for their entire student body.
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ARL Awarded Sloan Grant to help preserve software, save cultural record, advance discovery

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-10-31 17:38
(October 31, 2017). The Association of Research Libraries has been awarded a $315,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop and disseminate a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. This code will give individuals and institutions clear guidance on the legality of archiving software, in order to ensure continued access to digital files of all kinds and to offer hands-on understanding of the history of technology. The code will help cultural heritage institutions, collectors, and others save the digital record as well as advance research, discovery, and learning through the use of archived software.
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bibliotheca's cloudLibrary now available in 11 languages

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-10-31 14:38
(October 31, 2017). In an on-going effort to aid libraries in providing all of their patrons with the most integrated and engaging library experience possible, bibliotheca has released the new iOS and Android 3.4 cloudLibrary app. This update offers users the option to explore cloudLibrary in 11 different languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Canadian French, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan, Maori, and Romanian.
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Hemet Public Library expands library hours 24/7

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-10-31 14:38
(October 31, 2017). EnvisionWare announced that Hemet Public Library in California has selected EnvisionWare's 24-Hour Library to fill an essential need to extend Library hours and supplement services.
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Ex Libris campusM Mobile App now enhancing student engagement at 50 UK campuses

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-10-31 14:38
(October 31, 2017). Ex Libris announced that its campusM higher-education mobile app platform has already been adopted at 50 university campuses in the United Kingdom and many more worldwide. The campusM app is supports many aspects of student life, in addition to the teaching and learning processes. On many campuses, the app is integrated with wider campus systems such as learning management, student records and administration, and library services.
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FOLIO community expands with the addition of Jisc

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-10-31 11:38
(October 31, 2017). FOLIO announced a partnership with Jisc, the United Kingdom's leader in digital technologies for education and research. Jisc will bring their expertise to the project while looking to leverage FOLIO's technologies in their own projects where appropriate.
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The Free Public Library and Cultural Center of Bayonne goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2017-10-31 08:38
(October 31, 2017). ByWater Solutions announced that the Free Public Library and Cultural Center of Bayonne, NJ. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 200,000 plus holdings from Symphony earlier this year and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's hosting services are provided by Jersey Connect, a program in the state that offers free hosting services to libraries utilizing an open source ILS
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Follett Challenge launches 7th annual contest

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2017-10-30 17:37
(October 23, 2017). The 2018 Follett Challenge, open for entries through Dec. 15, will reward $200,000 in products and services from Follett to schools/districts with innovative educational programs that teach 21st-century skills to students. All public and private K-12 schools/districts in the U.S., Canada, and Australia are eligible to apply.
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