May 19, 2022

A New Issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is Now Available Online; Vol 38 No 4 Published Today

A new issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is now available online. Vol 38 No 4 (2019) was published today.

ITAL is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of ALA.

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Items and Articles Published in Vol 38 No 4 (2019) 

Letter From the Editor (December 2019)
by Ken Varnum

Joining Together
by Emily Morton-Owens

Virtual Reality: The Next Big Thing for Libraries to Consider
by Breanne Kirsch

VR Hackfest
by Chris Markman, M Ryan Hess, Dan Lou, Anh Nguyen

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HathiTrust as a Data Source for Researching Early Nineteenth-Century Library Collections: Identification, Coverage, and Methods
by Julia Bauder

Challenges and Strategies for Educational Virtual Reality: Results of an Expert-led Forum on 3D/VR Technologies Across Academic Institutions
by Matt Cook, Zack Lischer-Katz, Nathan Hall, Juliet Hardesty, Jennifer Johnson, Robert McDonald, Tara Carlisle

From Digital Library to Open Datasets: Embracing a “Collections as Data” Framework
by Rachel Wittmann, Anna Neatrour, Rebekah Cummings, Jeremy Myntti

A Comprehensive Approach to Algorithmic Machine Sorting of Library of Congress Call Numbers
by Corey Wetherington, Scott Wagner

Testing for Transition: Evaluating the Usability of Research Guides Around a Platform Migration
by Ashley Lierman, Bethany Scott, Mea Warren, Cherie Turner

Business Intelligence in the Service of Libraries
by Danijela Tešendić, Danijela Boberić Krstićev

Automated Storage & Retrieval System: From Storage to Service
by Justin Kovalcik, Mike Villalobos

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.