Propose a Topic for the new ITAL Public Libraries Leading the Way Column

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ITAL’s look back at the last 50 years is complete, and we’re taking the opportunity to start something new in 2019. There will be a regular, quarterly, column in Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), the open-access LITA journal titled “Public Libraries Leading the Way” that will highlight technology-based innovation from a public library perspective. Submit your […]

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December 2018 ITAL Issue Now Available

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The December 2018 issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) marks the end of the journal’s 50th anniversary review with a summary of articles published in the 1990s by Editorial Board member Steven Bowers. That was the decade that introduced the Internet age and many technologies — including the graphic web browser — that laid […]

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September 2018 ITAL Issue Now Available

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In the September 2018 issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), we continue our celebration of ITAL’s 50th year with a summary of articles from the 1980s by former Editorial Board member Mark Dehmlow. In Mark’s words, “The 1980s were an exciting time for technology development and a decade that is rife with technical evolution.” As […]

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New Technology Planning LITA Guide is Out Now

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Technology is a crucial part of libraries today. But when it comes to figuring out the most effective technologies for their library or to planning for future technology needs, many librarians don’t know where to begin. Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow, by Diana Silveira, is the place to start. This practical new LITA […]

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Save on the Four Newest LITA Guides

Get discounted pricing on 4 brand new exciting titles on library technology. The LITA Guide Series books from Rowman and Littlefield publishers, contain practical, up to date, how-to information, and are usually under 100 pages. Proposals for new titles can be submitted to the Acquisitions editor using this link. LITA members receive a 20% discount on all […]

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June 2018 ITAL Issue Published

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The June 2018 issue (volume 37, number 2) of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) has been published. With this issue, we introduce a new look for the journal — thanks to the work of LITA’s Web Coordinating Committee, and in particular Kelly Sattler (also a member of the Editorial Board), Jingjing Wu, and Guy Cicinelli. […]

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Join the ITAL Editorial Board

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Information Technology and Libraries [ITAL] is LITA’s quarterly, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. If you are a LITA member who is interested in furthering the scholarly record for library technology and have a background in information technology in academic, public, or other libraries, apply for this opportunity to serve on the ITAL Editorial Board. As ITAL marks […]

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March 2018 ITAL Issue Published

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The March 2018 issue (volume 37, number 1) of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) has been published and may be read at: https://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/index This issue marks the journal’s 50th anniversary. The table of contents and brief abstracts of reviewed articles are below. Ken Varnum Editor “Academic Libraries on Social Media: Finding the Students and the […]

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New Title in the LITA Guide Series Available Now

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The LITA Guide to No- or Low-Cost Technology Tools for Libraries, by Breanne A. Kirsch This exciting new title provides a practical guide on how to find and use technology tools for a variety of purposes in libraries and, more broadly, in education. Each topic showcases two technology tools in detail, discusses additional tools and […]

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LITA publishes a quarterly, open-access and peer-reviewed journal called Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL). As a regular blogger for LITA, I was embarrassed to admit that I was not familiar with this publication when I recently met with Ken Varnum, the new editor. LITA and ITAL are both devoted to exploring the intersection between technology and […]

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