April 27, 2015

Feedback: Letters to LJ, April 15, 2015 Issue

A people-powered selection of letters to the editor, celebrating a wide swath of 2015 Movers & Shakers and mourning Cathie Linz, a writer and librarian, from the April 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal

News Briefs for April 15, 2015

Copyright Clearance Center integrated its Get It Now academic solution with OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service, three Virgin Islands libraries were given almost $1 million in grant funding under the Office of Insular Affairs’ Capital Improvement Project Program, and more news in brief from the April 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Geoffrey Dickinson to head Worcester Public Library, Lorraine Estelle to direct COUNTER, and more people news from the April 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Discovery Services and the User Experience

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Libraries have invested a great deal of time and effort into choosing and implementing discovery systems, often to mixed responses from students and faculty. Learn how libraries have marketed these services to their users and assessed users’ experience with discovery tools.
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Unlocking Search and Discovery

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Discovery services sit at the forefront of libraries’ current efforts to expose and enhance access to their information resources. Join this webinar to learn about recent advances in implementing discovery services and the results that these libraries have seen regarding their collections. In addition, a leading technology consultant will present on the future of Discovery services and libraries.
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Building an Award-Winning Digital Archive with the Kansas City Public Library: Digital Asset Management is now VITALized!

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
Join Innovative and David LaCrone, Digital Branch Manager of Kansas City Public Library (MO), to find out how his library used Vital to create the award-winning Civil War on the Western Border website. Whether you have to maintain or create an institutional repository or digital asset management system, Vital from Innovative is the answer. Vital delivers an experience that is engaging, discoverable, and takes advantage of all of your most unique content. Learn how Vital provides flexibility in standards, opportunities for custom presentation, and the ability to leverage anything from a faculty paper to an oral history video to make your digital collections come to life.
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Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On | Periodicals Price Survey 2015

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Like the ground in the Ring of Fire that surrounds the Pacific Ocean, the serials world is in almost constant motion, responding simultaneously to pressures both large and small. As in seismology, some of the pressures result in incremental changes, while others, often the result of years of incremental change hidden below the surface, seem suddenly to shake the serials world like an earthquake.

Automated Materials Handling | Product Spotlight

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Automated materials handling (AMH) refers to any automation that reduces or eliminates the need for staff or patrons to check in, check out, or sort material, or to move bins containing library materials. Those jobs are handled by checkin machines, sorters, conveyors, singulators, stackers, and unstackers, speeding up processes throughout busy branches and central libraries.

Louisville Libraries Help Train Local Talent For Tech Jobs

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Kentucky’s Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) is teaming with government agencies, nonprofits, and businesses in its community to teach people to develop websites and program software—and once those skills are honed, getting them placed in tech jobs around the region. With Code Louisville, local employers detail the programming knowledge that applicants will need to fill specific job openings, and sometimes provide mentors to assist in training programs. Using an LFPL card, trainees can access Treehouse online training programs at no cost.

Say What You Really Mean

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Thursday, May 14th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
It is time for all women to realize they have the right to say what they truly mean. All of us are responsible for helping women everywhere to find their voices and to listen when they speak. Direct communication transcends boundaries and overcomes obstacles. It builds relationships and clarifies positions. As more women embrace freedom of expression, they will begin to enjoy a quality of life heretofore not achieved. Register Now!