March issue of ITAL available

I’m pleased to announce the publication of the March issue of Information Technology and Libraries. Issue contents are listed below. To receive automatic notifications of future issues, please subscribe to ITAL. Suggestions and feedback are always welcome, please send to: Bob Gerrity ITAL Editor gerrityr (at) gmail.com Information Technology and Libraries Volume 32, Number 1 (March 2013) CONTENTS Editorials […]

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LITA Guide: Improving the visibility and use of digital repositories through SEO

Recent OCLC surveys show that less than 2 percent of library users begin their search on a library website, which is why search engine optimization (SEO) is so crucial. And though a survey of faculty researchers at four major universities showed that most consider Google and Google Scholar amazingly effective for their research, low Google […]

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LITA Guide Available: Implementing virtual reference services

Social Web technologies present an often confusing array of options for answering library users’ reference questions. In “Implementing Virtual Reference Services: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, editor Beth C. Thomsett-Scott applies 20 years’ experience as a reference librarian to sort through the clutter of tools and technologies in the industry. Contributors from across […]

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December issue of ITAL Available

The December issue of Information Technology and Libraries is available at: http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/issue/current Issue contents are listed below. To receive automatic notifications of future issues, please subscribe to ITAL here: https://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/notification/subscribeMailList. Please note the the first volume of the Journal of Library Automation (JOLA), first published in 1968, is also now available online. JOLA was the […]

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Jump-starting a career as a digital librarian

The skills of digital librarianship are more crucial than ever, and these same skills are in high demand outside the field, from tech startups undertaking digitization projects to digital humanities centers bringing together professors, computer scientists and information technologists.  “Jump-Start Your Career As a Digital Librarian: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, helps readers map out a career […]

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LITA Publications Committee

I’m posting an abbreviated report here because, from the look of it, the committee report form (which should show up on LITA-L) automagically combines all those carefully-prepared paragraphs into one big ugly paragraph. Ah, the wonders of automation… Anyway: We had five people at the single 2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting session–two committee members (Judy Jeng […]

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