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Follett introduces key enhancements with Destiny 17.0 Release

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-08-01 15:25
(August 1, 2019). Follett has released Destiny 17.0, a new version of the market-leading solution featuring important enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, Collections by Destiny, and Destiny Resource Manager. Destiny solutions are used in more than 60 percent of U.S. public schools
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Labyrinth /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-08-01 09:25

    ISBN: 9781501193682
    Author: Coulter, Catherine


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Lady in the lake : a novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-08-01 09:25

    ISBN: 9780062390011
    Author: Lippman, Laura, 1959-


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The book charmer /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-08-01 09:25

    ISBN: 9781982135669
    Author: Hawkins, Karen


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A family of strangers /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-08-01 09:25

    ISBN: 9780778307853
    Author: Richards, Emilie, 1948-


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Never have I ever : a novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2019-08-01 09:25

    ISBN: 9780062855312
    Author: Jackson, Joshilyn


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Lucidea Press announces new book: Demystifying Archival Projects

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-07-31 15:23
(July 31, 2019). Lucidea has announced that archives expert Margot Note's new book, Demystifying Archival Projects: Five Essentials for Success, is now available. The latest publication from Lucidea Press offers pragmatic advice from Ms. Note, a seasoned archives expert and consultant specializing in project management, with significant experience as both a practitioner and advisor.
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Jobs in Information Technology: July 31, 2019

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-07-31 14:41

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 Athenæum, Systems Librarian, Boston, MA

Thomas Crane Public Library, Coordinator of Information Technology, Quincy, MA

Miami University, Discovery Services Librarian/Assistant or Associate Librarian, Oxford, OH

WESTAT, Librarian, Rockville, MD

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

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Biblionix announces Reserve Express enhancements for media and series

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-07-30 21:21
(July 30, 2019). Biblionix announced that its ground-breaking Reserve Express capability has been significantly enhanced. The Apollo ILS/LSP Reserve Express feature has allowed patrons to subscribe to their favorite authors for receiving new titles. Whenever staff catalogs such new books, they simply click a button to add all subscribers to the reserve list, in random order. This lets patrons rest easy and not be concerned with the arrival timing of new books; as subscribers, they know they'll receive them. And staff need not maintain manual lists of subscribers.
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Koios expands Into Canada with new sales manager, roundtable

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-07-30 21:21
(July 30, 2019). Koios, the company that helps libraries show up first in Google results, has officially expanded its business into Canada. It made its debut in Toronto at Collision, “the fastest-growing tech conference in North America”. To serve the Canadian marketplace, Koios has welcomed Beatrice Pitocco as National Sales Manager. Pitocco's experience in sales with libraries and digital marketing stretches back to 2004, when she served as the Eastern Canada Sales Executive for EBSCO. Later, she was a Sales Manager for Canada for Innovative Interfaces, Inc., working her way up to National Sales Manager during her 3-year tenure at III.
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Lucidea adding Artificial Intelligence to Its ILS, KM and Collections Management Portfolio

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-07-30 21:21
(July 30, 2019). Vancouver-based software developer Lucidea is significantly enhancing the automatic classification capabilities of its leading ILS, KM and museum and archival collections management software—bringing AI to library, knowledge center, museum and archives clients.
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SirsiDynix celebrates its 18th connection now available for digital resource platform eResource Central

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-07-30 21:21
(July 30, 2019). SirsiDynix announced today its 18th content connection for eResource Central, their electronic resource integration for discovery. Libraries with content subscriptions for any of the vendors and/or products below can now offer discoverable and direct access from Enterprise—SirsiDynix' premier discovery platform.
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Hartford Public Library selects SirsiDynix as their ILS vendor

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-07-30 21:21
(July 30, 2019). SirsiDynix announced that Hartford Public Library has selected SirsiDynix as their Integrated Library System (ILS) partner. SirsiDynix has provided software and services to libraries for more than 40 years and powers thousands of libraries in over 60 countries. SirsiDynix is excited to welcome Hartford Public Library.
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Colorado College Tutt Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-07-30 09:17
(July 30, 2019). ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Colorado College Charles L. Tutt Library, in Colorado Springs, Colorado is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 1,100,000 plus holdings from Millennium ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Murdoch University in Australia selects campusM student portal and Mobile App to transform the student experience

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-07-30 09:17
(July 30, 2019). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Murdoch University has joined an increasing number of institutions in Australia that have opted for the Ex Libris campusM mobile solution.
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Advice for the New Systems Librarian – A Day in the Life

LITA Blog - Mon, 2019-07-29 10:00

On this third installment of my series aimed at new systems librarians (if you missed the first two posts, you can read them here and here), I thought it would be fun to provide a “day in the life” of one of my days. (At this writing, I have been in my role as systems librarian for 18 months). It is the summer semester, so the library is a little quieter. A quieter library means more opportunity to tackle the big and small tasks.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: I settle into my office and check e-mails. I check my work e-mail and our systems e-mail. A database issue came up, and I am thankful someone pointed it out to me. Off-campus users could not access the database, so I test and confirm this is true, and then I contact the database vendor.

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.: I receive a call from a student looking for citation assistance (all librarians in my library provide reference). The call was quick, but I got the student’s e-mail and followed up with helpful links on how to cite sources. After the call, I make some minor edits to our website and troubleshoot a broken link issue in our catalog.

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.: The student I e-mailed has e-mailed me back, so I take a few minutes to respond to her e-mail.

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.: I manage my library’s social media presence. I take 15 minutes to check in and post anything relevant (Pro tip: If you manage social media, create an editorial calendar to keep content organized!).

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: We recently acquired new eBooks, so I do work in our knowledge base to link the books and test the links. (I do this in OCLC’s WorldShare Collection Manager.)

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch!

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.: I am back to troubleshooting the database issue from earlier. I had yet to hear from the vendor, so I decide to do a little more exploring about the issue. Users could access the database on campus without issue, and it dawned on me to check out the admin side of the database to see if IP addresses were correct. I discovered that our off campus IP address was missing (How did that happen?!). I added the IP address, checked to see if access was restored, and it was! I take this win and contact the vendor to let them know what I did and to make sure the address does not go away again. (I periodically get confirmation from the IT department that all IP addresses are correct.)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: I return to my eBook linking project. The project also requires putting a note on each record to show the funding source for the books, which is why this project takes a little longer than I anticipate.

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.: I take a break to respond to e-mails that need attention.

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: I continue my break from the eBook linking project, so I pivot to work on a training session I am hosting for our staff. At least once a year I host a session on common access issues and how to guide users through them. I also take the time to update our staff LibGuide of how to troubleshoot those issues.  

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.: I visit another department to discuss a collection development project I am working on. I am grateful I get the opportunity to do some collection development – it is a great way to build relationships with other faculty and administrators on campus.

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: I do one more check of e-mails, check in on social media and schedule posts for later in the week, and I prepare for the next day.

No two days are alike. As a department of one, my responsibilities are many and varied. That is what I like about this position: There is plenty of variety and opportunity to learn new things.

Seasoned and novice systems librarians: What “hats” do you wear in your role?

Image: Business Calendar & Schedule by Steve Mueller is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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Best veggie burgers on the planet : more than 100 plant-based recipes for vegan

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-07-27 09:08

    ISBN: 9781592338849
    Author: Newman, Joni-Marie


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The enlightenment of bees /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-07-27 09:08

    ISBN: 9781978677029
    Author: Linden, Rachel,


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Someone we know /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-07-27 09:08

    ISBN: 9780525557654
    Author: Lapena, Shari, 1960-


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The orphan's song /

New At the Library - Sat, 2019-07-27 09:08

    ISBN: 9780735212572
    Author: Kate, Lauren


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