June 2019 ITAL Issue Now Available

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The June 2019 issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is available now. Our regular content includes Bohyun Kim’s final LITA President’s Message as her term concludes, “Moving Forward with LITA,” summarizing the work that has gone into the planned division merger that would combine LITA, ALCTS, and LLAMA. Editorial Board member Cinthya Ippoliti discusses […]

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Interview with Ken Varnum, Editor of “New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know”

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For over the past two decades Ken Varnum has become a leading expert in library technology, focusing his research on discovery systems and library analytics.  He has lent this expertise once again as editor to two recently released titles from ALA publishers, the new LITA Guide New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know and […]

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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, apply to serve on the ITAL Editorial Board. The Board has a critical role to play in building the foundation for the journal’s next 50 years and […]

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March 2019 ITAL Issue Now Available

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The March 2019 issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is available now. With this issue we begin a new regular column, “Public Libraries Leading the Way.” The column will highlight technology-based innovations from a public library perspective. The inaugural piece is The Democratization of Artificial Intelligence: One Library’s Approach, by Frisco (Texas) Public Library’s […]

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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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