Latest Digital library Stories

2009-02-04 07:00:00

- Job search skills, career licensing and certification, and GED preparation leading the way during the country's troubled economic times - NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Substantiating its value to the millions of library patrons who have used the LearningExpress Library(TM) online career and academic-oriented learning platform, LearningExpress, LLC announced today that system-wide usage has jumped by more than 25% in recent months, and in regions which have been extremely hard hit by the...

2009-01-13 07:00:00

--Additional online tutorials and tools help patrons better prepare for a new job or career -- NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help the growing number of people who have suffered job losses due to the economic downturn, the Library of Michigan has expanded its partnership with LearningExpress to make additional online career-oriented resources available to the residents of the State of Michigan. Effective immediately, these additional online job search and workplace...

2008-09-09 09:00:37

The University of Texas at Austin--one of the largest public universities in the United States--is moving quickly to make it easier for faculty and staff to use published materials for a range of educational purposes. The university has signed an agreement with Copyright Clearance Center to become the latest--and now the largest--institution to adopt CCC's Annual Copyright License for academic institutions, providing librarians, faculty, copy shop staff and others with pre-approved permission...

2008-08-19 03:00:20

By Brenner, Michaela Klein, Peter Libraries need to provide attractive and exciting discovery tools to draw patrons to the valuable resources in their catalogs. The authors conducted a pilot project to explore the free version of Google Earth as such a discover tool for Portland State Library's digital collection of urban planning documents. They created eye- catching placemarks with links to parts of this collection, as well as to other pertinent materials like books, images, and...

2008-08-08 08:15:00

Libraries across America have been expanding their selections of digital books, movies, and music so that their patrons can download them rather than check out physical copies. They hope this new approach will bring the community back through their doors. Library branches in Phoenix have joined together to create a digital library filled with nearly 50,000 videos, music and audiobooks that can be "checked out" online. According to Tom Gemberling, electronic resource librarian for...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.