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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 (http://www.kopernio.com) 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, mbeatty@ala.org

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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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VitalSource Joins with McGraw-Hill Education to make digital course materials more affordable for college students

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-04-10 11:56
(April 10, 2018). VitalSource, the leading Inclusive Access provider for higher education institutions nationwide, is collaborating with McGraw-Hill Education to make powerful digital course materials more affordable for college students. The new agreement between the two companies will ensure McGraw-Hill Education's adaptive, digital courseware, including McGraw-Hill Connect, is available to hundreds of thousands of U.S. students through VitalSource's "Inclusive Access" delivery method, which provides students with all required course materials seamlessly on the first day of class at affordable prices.
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National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation Announce Grants to Digitize Essential Humanities Books

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-04-10 11:56
(April 10, 2018). The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the largest funder of the humanities in the United States, announced seven grants, totaling more than $1 million, to convert important out-of-print humanities texts into freely available ebooks.
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Small Town Library Director by TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke

Tame the Web - Tue, 2018-04-10 11:22

Hi there librarians. The last time I made a post on Tame The Web was 628 days ago. Those six hundred and twenty eight days have come and gone by in a blur. It was a combo of my day-to-day work as a library director and my desire to spend all of my non working time with my family that has caused such a lapse in writing and sharing about libraries here at Tame The Web. But don’t let that make you think that I’ve stopped thinking about libraries and how we as librarians can continue to encourage the heart. In fact, in those six hundred and twenty eight days I’ve thought more about how we as librarians can “create institutions that expand minds and craft futures” than ever before. As you can see by my quote in that last sentence, yes, still after all these years I’m still just as inspired by Michael as I was back in the day.

Life as a small town library director has been an amazing journey of growth. As Michael has said many times before, “the heart of librarianship is learning” and in my case as a small town library director these past three years can be seen as one giant in the moment and always in session classroom. My CV will say the run of the mill things like “managed a yearly budget of a certain amount of dollars” and “embarked on an ambitious modernization of library policies and procedures” and while these things are true, they’re not the most important things that I’ve learned as a small town library director. Those important things are not listed on the resume because they’re not exactly the easiest things to describe. How do you say things like “learned the names and library habits of hundreds of library visitors that come to the library 4-5 times per week” and “treated every single library guest with kindness and compassion” on your CV? You don’t, but that doesn’t mean just because you can’t put it on your CV that you stop doing it. In fact, these days you should be doing just that more than ever.

It has always been a belief of mine that librarians have to be there for everyone. It may be a bold statement, but I’ve always thought that I could do my best work if I left my own personal politics at home and instead focused on being present, being kind, and being there for everyone that came through the front doors of my library. And now in my third year as a library director, I have to say that there’s a whole lot of truth to that. When you come from the middle and do your best to approach everything with a set of ears that listen, a brain that tries to understand everything, and a heart full of kindness, you can accomplish some great things over time. It’s not the easiest thing in the world, but when you do it you can build a better community through your work at the library.

One of the key qualities that is needed in every library director is that you have to be a strong person. You have to understand who you are inside and to trust in yourself. You have to practice patience and kindness every step of the way. You have to listen to some things you don’t agree with. You have to realize that positive change takes a whole lot of time. When you’re sure of who you are, you are better able to serve the needs of everyone in your community. You can always easily listen to all of the compliments and kudos that your community gives you, but if you trust in yourself you’re also able to listen to and better understand the tough stuff. Do you have a patron that objects to a book or movie that you have in your collection? Are they upset about a program you are offering to the public? Those things are the tough stuff, and in today’s world it seems like those tough stuff moments are increasing in frequency. In my three years as a library director, I’ve had two big tough stuff moments. I wondered if this was the job I wanted for the rest of my life. I wondered if this public library thing as a whole was worth it. It was dark and pretty depressing stuff. But what happened? I learned more about myself through the whole process. I learned that I am strong individual. I learned that I can lead with kindness, and in turn that kindness will spread through the community. I learned that, yes this whole public library thing is very much worth it, especially now in a time where so many people need access to not only materials and information but public space that we all share together.

Libraries are for everyone and being a public library director you learn that very quickly. Every kind of human being you can imagine will walk through your front doors, and as a library director you set the tone and welcome each and every one of those people. Most of the time you’ll hear nothing but kindness coming from those people. They’re grateful that you’re here for them and that the work you and your staff do help them in their day to day lives. As I said before, you will have those tough stuff moments where everything seems very doom and gloom, but think about the long term impact you can have as a library director who practices kindness with every step. Today, after three years of telling my staff and community about the importance of kindness towards each other, I was reminded that change is a long and sometimes slow process, but that if we believe in ourselves and our message we can get to where we need to be.

Got our first complaint about the "Hate Has No Home Here" sign. Was told it was a coded message for "Muslims are welcome here" to which our staff member said "yes, they are, in fact everyone is welcome". Proud of that staff member. pic.twitter.com/AwwuNL5YMh

— Justin Hoenke (@JustinLibrarian) April 9, 2018

It took us three years to get here and while we still have some work to do, I’m feeling really good about where we are headed.

-Post by Justin Hoenke, Tame the Web Contributor

 

Image – Hate Has No Home

 

 

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King County Library System opens its first makerspace with a grand opening celebration

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2018-04-09 20:55
(April 9, 2018). Any King County Library System cardholder will be able to create electronic circuits, make a robot, learn to code, craft with a 3-D pen, mix up a beat for a song, or learn other new technical or creative skills at the new Bellevue Library ideaX Makerspace starting Saturday, April 14.
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