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2010-05-03 13:40:00

CLEVELAND, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the leading global distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content to libraries, today announced the 'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' for April 2010. For complete lists, visit www.overdrive.com/mostdownloaded. Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" was the most downloaded adult fiction audiobook and eBook last month, ending the seven-month reign of Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol." Debuting on the adult fiction...

2010-02-16 03:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has selected Autonomy's Meaning Based Computing platform, IDOL, to manage and access more than 10 million documents in its digital library. The Autonomy solution will enable the CAAC's digital library, which is a Chinese Ministry-owned branch...

2010-01-13 14:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. (PTFS), an industry-leading library solutions provider and developer of the ArchivalWare digital library and content management software, has announced it will acquire LibLime, the global leader in open-source software solutions for libraries. The transaction is expected to close before the end of January 2010. "PTFS has supported ILS solutions for 15 years and is committed to resolving community...

2009-12-22 08:15:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) has announced it is beginning distribution of new digital audio books and digital players to its customers. The digital books and players will eventually replace the now outdated analog audio cassette books and cassette book machines which library customers have used since the 1970's. LBPH loans audio books, audio players, and large print books to...

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2009-12-18 15:50:00

A coalition of U.S. library associations has organized itself in a collective effort to force Google to keep access to its in-the-works digital library cheap.  The library collective has already petitioned the federal Justice Department to monitor the project's development and ensure that the Internet giant doesn't charge too much for institutional subscriptions. Together, the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries and the Association of Research...

2009-09-08 14:48:55

European publishers voiced objections in Brussels to a deal that would give Google rights to millions of out-of-print books scanned for digital distribution. Authors, publishers and other copyrights holders objected at a European Commission meeting to the plan proposed in a U.S. court, despite Google agreeing to restrict its own practices, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Google said it would not sell books online without permission from the European copyright holder if that book was out...

2009-06-02 16:15:00

U.S. researchers have created a digital library and search engine that now holds more than 1 million journal articles and can be easily accessed by anyone. Pennsylvania State University scientists said the library, called CiteSeerX, is based in the university's College of Information Sciences and Technology. It is designed to enhance the dissemination of scientific literature by making papers and other documents easier to locate online, the school said. The library provides resources such as...

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2009-04-20 12:02:09

Officials at UNESCO headquarters in Paris announced the launch of the World Digital Library on Monday. The library represents a massive collection of books, films, photographs and other materials from libraries across the globe. UNESCO's new library will become the world's third major digital library, behind Google's Book Search and the EU's Europeana. U.S. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington is credited with establishing the basis of the new digital library during a speech to the U.S....

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2009-04-06 15:12:01

A website that will offer free access to rare books, maps, manuscripts, films and photographs from across the globe called The World Digital Library is set to launch April 21 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The site's cultural content from libraries and archives worldwide will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and will also include material in additional languages. The project, which was launched by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

2009-03-12 12:34:00

Digitizing for Preservation and Access: Past is Prologue WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the National Archives will host its annual preservation conference entitled Digitizing for Preservation and Access: Past is Prologue, on Thursday, March 26, 2009. Adrienne Thomas, Acting Archivist of the United States, and Dr. Michael J. Kurtz, Assistant Archivist, Office of Records Services, will provide opening remarks for the event. The...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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