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2018 LITA Election Results

LITA Blog - Thu, 2018-04-12 10:29

Please join us in congratulating our newly elected LITA officers:

We thank everyone who stood for office in this election. Full ALA election results are available on the ALA website.

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I've been thinking... : reflections prayers and meditations for a meaningful l

New At the Library - Thu, 2018-04-12 08:57

    ISBN: 9780525522607
    Author: Shriver, Maria

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Promise not to tell /

New At the Library - Thu, 2018-04-12 08:57

    ISBN: 9781501962295
    Author: Krentz, Jayne Ann

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Academic software Kopernio receives funding from Innovate UK to accelerate one-click journal article access for academics and researchers worldwide

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-04-11 14:56
(April 11, 2018). We are proud to announce that Kopernio ( has received funding and additional support from Innovate UK, the UK Government's innovation agency, to accelerate the development of Kopernio's one-click journal article access technology to simplify more than 2.4bn research article downloads per year. Innovate UK will provide financial support to extend Kopernio's institutional coverage, and enhance Kopernio's integrations with journals and publishers. In addition, it will also provide Kopernio with access to the Enterprise Europe Network and Innovate2Succeed, further embedding Kopernio in the European startup ecosystem.
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Göteborg University Library is now using Koha

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-04-11 11:56
(April 11, 2018). Göteborg University Library announced that they are using Koha as an integrated library system. The library's adaptation of Koha's included a wide range of development in areas such as Elasticsearch, libris import, edifact orders, loan card registration forms, custom-designed front-end folders, as well as, interface customization and integration with surrounding systems such as discovery, remote lending, printing systems, group room booking, and public computers. The Primo Discovery System is integrated through a proprietary order application, where borrowers make their orders via links in the Primo hitlists.
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NISO 2018 Strategic Directions document identifies emerging trends for future standards work

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-04-11 11:56
(April 11, 2018). The Architecture Committee of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published its 2018 update of the NISO Strategic Directions document which will be used by its leadership groups, the NISO Topic Committees, to direct the future development portfolios of standards and recommended practices. The three NISO Topic Committees -- Information Creation & Curation, Information Discovery & Interchange, and Information Policy & Analysis-- produced a list of general trends and themes in their respective areas of work, noting these information issues affecting libraries, publishers, system vendors and other members of the information distribution community. The document describes the inter-relations between these community stakeholders and, in some cases, potential overlaps in committee work. The NISO Topic Committees are using the updated 2018Strategic Directions document to prioritize potential future activities where NISO should be engaged in developing new standards and recommended practices.
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The International Atomic Energy Agency Archives and Records Management Section joins the Open Preservation Foundation

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2018-04-11 11:56
(April 11, 2018). The Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to welcome the International Atomic Energy Agency Archives and Records Management Section as our latest affiliate member. The International Atomic Energy Agency Archives and Records Management Section manages the Agency's institutional memory and preserves the official records documenting its programme activities and its historical material in a variety of media. It maintains the availability and authenticity of IAEA records, providing for continuity and enabling accountability while ensuring confidentiality.
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The sixth day /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-04-11 08:56

    ISBN: 9781501138171
    Author: Coulter, Catherine

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Macbeth /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-04-11 08:56

    ISBN: 9780553419054
    Author: Nesbo, Jo, 1960-

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All the beautiful lies : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-04-11 08:56

    ISBN: 9780062427052
    Author: Swanson, Peter, 1968-

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After Anna /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-04-11 08:56

    ISBN: 9781250185235
    Author: Scottoline, Lisa

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My dear Hamilton : a novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton /

New At the Library - Wed, 2018-04-11 08:56

    ISBN: 9780062819826
    Author: Dray, Stephanie

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#LITAchat – ITAL March Issue and Submitting to the Journal

LITA Blog - Tue, 2018-04-10 16:52

The March issue of ITAL is out now!

Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) publishes material related to all aspects of information technology in all types of libraries. Learn more about submitting to the journal.

Join LITA members and colleagues on

Friday, April 13, 1:00-2:00pm EST

on Twitter to discuss the March issue of ITAL with editor Ken Varnum and the issue’s authors, and ask questions about submitting to the journal and the publication process.

To participate, launch your favorite Twitter mobile app or web browser and search for the #LITAchat hashtag and select “Latest” to follow along and reply to questions asked by moderator or other participants. When replying to discussion or asking questions, add or incorporate the hashtag #LITAchat.

See you there!

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Clarivate Analytics acquires research startup Kopernio to accelerate pace of scientific innovation

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-04-10 14:56
(April 10, 2018). Clarivate Analytics announced the strategic acquisition of AI-technology startup Kopernio, to create the definitive publisher-neutral platform for research workflow and analysis for scientific researchers, publishers and institutions worldwide. Kopernio's vision is to legally provide one-click access to millions of journal articles and academic research papers across the globe, dramatically improving and facilitating access to scientific knowledge.
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Yewno Discover and Yewno Biomedical adopted by Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-04-10 14:56
(April 10, 2018). Yewno announced that Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan will be joining top universities and libraries across seven countries by adopting Yewno's cutting edge knowledge discovery technology. Vita-Salute San Raffaele will be adopting both the Yewno Discover and Yewno Biomedical products, which aid researchers in knowledge discovery of scholarly materials and biomedical research respectively.
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LITA Education Call for Proposals

LITA Blog - Tue, 2018-04-10 12:49
What library technology topic are you passionate about? Have something to teach?

The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) invites you to share your expertise with a national audience! For years, LITA has offered online learning programs on technology-related topics of interest to LITA Members and wider American Library Association audience.

Submit a proposal by April 30th, 2018
to teach a webinar, webinar series, or online course for Summer/Fall 2018.

We seek and encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities.

All topics related to the intersection of technology and libraries are welcomed. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Visualization
  • Privacy and analytics
  • Data librarianship
  • Technology spaces
  • Ethics and access
  • Project management
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Tech design for social justice
  • Diversity in library technology
  • Collection assessment metrics beyond CPU
  • Government information and digital preservation

Instructors receive a $500 honorarium for an online course or $150 for webinars, split among instructors. For more information, access the online submission form. Check out our list of current and past course offerings to see what topics have been covered recently.

Proposals will be evaluated by the LITA Education Committee and will be assigned a committee liaison. That person is responsible for contacting you no later than 30 days after your submission to provide feedback.

We’re looking forward to a slate of compelling and useful online education programs this year!

Questions or Comments?

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

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University of California Hastings College of the Law selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo solutions

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-04-10 11:56
(April 10, 2018). Ex Libris announced that the University of California Hastings College of the Law has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to replace the Innovative Sierra integrated library system and the Innovative Encore discovery layer.
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Gale makes off-campus access to scholarly content seamless and easy with Google's CASA

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-04-10 11:56
(April 10, 2018). Gale has made it easier for academic researchers to access its scholarly content anytime, anywhere. Through a new partnership with Google Scholar, Gale has integrated Google's Campus Activated Subscriber Access into its Academic OneFile periodical database, ensuring users seamlessly experience uninterrupted access to its authoritative content, from any off-campus location or device. CASA is an enhanced authentication service that builds upon Google Scholar's Subscriber Links service. Without CASA, Subscriber Links in Google Scholar search results are based on IP authentication. This is great for on-campus research, but falls short for remote access, becoming a frustrating experience for users. With CASA integration, remote researchers have the same Subscriber Links and unrestricted access to Gale content as on-campus researchers, from anywhere in the world.
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Ingenta Connect Platform Integrates Google Scholar's Campus Activated Subscriber Access

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-04-10 11:56
(April 10, 2018). Ingenta Connect announces the integration this week of Google Scholar's Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) service Google Scholar's Campus Activated Subscriber Access is a new service which expands on Google's subscriber Links programme. It enables researchers to access full text PDFs from journals to which their institution has subscribed, even when they are working remotely, and not using a university IP address.
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