Announcing LibTech Insights, a new library technology content channel from Choice

January 18, 2023, Middletown CT – Choice is pleased to announce the launch of a new content vertical, LibTech Insights, which provides pragmatic instruction and guidance around using and implementing library technology.

LibTech Insights will explore the day-to-day impact of library and education technology on academic librarians, faculty, researchers, administrators, and students. The vertical is anchored by a weekly updated blog sharing practical, tech-focused content, as well as informational podcasts, and webinars.

LibTech Insights (LTI) features expert contributors from the realms of libraries and technology, with support from an editorial advisory group including:

Lisa Carlucci, Executive Director at Equinox Open Library Initiative

Salwa Ismail, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives/Information Technology, UC Berkeley

Beth Sandore Namachchivaya, University Librarian at the University of Waterloo

LibTech Insights’ scope includes coverage of topics such as productivity, accessibility, discovery, operations, and content management. 

Bill Mickey, Choice editorial director, remarked, “Library technology impacts all of our jobs, no matter what title we hold. LTI is committed to showcasing real-world solutions and guidance from practitioners across the academy. Importantly, we plan to incorporate DEIA principles in coverage and through a diversity of contributor voices and perspectives. You won’t find any techno-utopianism here, just practical insight from your colleagues.”

Learn more and sign up for the newsletter at:  www.choice360.org/libtech-insights-info

Choice and LibTech Insights gratefully acknowledge our launch sponsor, Dimensions, a part of Digital Science.  Dimensions, is the largest linked research database available and provides a unique view across the whole research ecosystem from idea to impact.

About Choice:

As a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Librarians, Choice supports the work and professional development of academic librarians by providing tools and services that help them become more effective advocates for their patrons. Through its over fifty-year history, it has established itself as an authoritative source for the evaluation of scholarly resources and as the publisher of trusted research in areas of interest to a changing academic library community.

Today, Choice works to bring librarians, scholars, publishers, and the reading public together, facilitating a shared concern for the discovery, management, and preservation of scholarly information. Please visit Choice at www.choice360.org for more information.

About Dimensions

Dimensions is an innovative, linked-research-knowledge system that re-imagines discovery and access to research. Developed by Digital Science in collaboration with over 100 research organizations around the world, Dimensions brings together grants, publications, citations, alternative metrics, clinical trials, patents and datasets to deliver a platform that enables users to find and access the most relevant information faster, analyze the academic and broader outcomes of research, and gather insights to inform future strategy. Visit https://www.dimensions.ai to learn more. 

Contact: Deb Villavicencio-Eschinger Email: dvillavicencio@ala-choice.org