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2014-05-05 12:26:45

- Using the Axis 360 API allows patrons to discover and borrow digital materials directly from library websites - CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today that its popular Axis 360 digital media platform is now integrated with the BiblioCommons discovery layer. This move ensures library patrons see and have access to all library materials from the online...

2014-03-25 23:03:28

AtoZdatabases enters its third year serving public libraries, academic institutions and government agencies. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 AtoZdatabases, the leading provider of job search, reference and marketing databases has just reached its third year serving patrons of public libraries, academic institutions and government agencies. AtoZdatabases provides patrons with a wide variety of services including a job search database, sales leads, mailing lists, complimentary email...

2014-03-06 08:29:07

Consortium prepares to transform for the changing landscape in higher education SEATTLE, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) of St. Paul, Minnesota, is the first academic library consortium to subscribe to ProQuest's cloud-based library services platform, Intota(TM). The CLIC libraries will be taking full advantage of the transformative nature of the Intota library services platform, implementing in phases beginning with the Summon discovery...

2014-02-24 23:30:05

American University of Nigeria will open the doors to its groundbreaking multimedia library this May. Home to Africa's largest e-book collection and one of three libraries awarded the Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects by the American Library Association last year, the "smart library" will be a world leader in the use of e-books and tablets to make education more accessible, sustainable and equitable for the next generation of Nigerian...

2011-04-11 08:59:00

CHICAGO, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Great Recession may have come to an end, but hard-pressed Americans continue to turn to their local libraries for help in finding a job or launching their own business. This and other library trends of the past year are detailed in the State of America's Libraries, 2011, released during National Library Week, April 10-16, 2011, by the American Library Association. Even as budget-cutters take aim at libraries and their services, more...

2010-11-01 08:35:01

Tokyo, Nov 1, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Fujitsu and Teikyo University today announced the recent launch of a Software as a Service (SaaS)-based library portal site for university students and faculty in Japan, with the aim of implementing a next-generation library that helps build up motivation for study in students and supports the development of further research by faculty. The new portal site integrates the search sites for the library's catalog of books, e-books, and e-journals - which were...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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