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2013-10-25 23:24:04

Patrons able to browse physical and digital collections in the library catalog. Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 Polaris Library Systems announces a new partnership with OverDrive to offer libraries another integrated e-content solution within the library catalog. Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of technology solutions for academic, private and public libraries, will employ OverDrive’s Discovery APIs and Circulation APIs (application programming interfaces) to create a...

2013-10-17 23:27:23

Proliferation of online resources poses challenges and opportunities for postsecondary and K-12 education providers. Centennial, CO (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 In an era of digitization and online content, the roles of libraries and librarians are changing. Today’s students need more guidance in establishing strong information literacy skills, and library staff remain on the frontlines of instilling rigorous research practices in students. Jones eGlobal Library, builder of trusted digital...

2013-10-17 23:19:07

Worldreader receives grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to discover if e-readers and local books in Africa’s libraries help eradicate illiteracy in the developing world. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Worldreader (worldreader.org), the nonprofit aiming to end illiteracy by providing digital books to children and families throughout the developing world, today announced a new grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test what could be a...

2013-10-10 23:30:06

Web application software increases staff mobility, boosting patron experience. Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Polaris Library Systems today unveils the development of a new product, LEAP, considered to be the next generation of library automation software. LEAP, a web application that brings the Polaris power and functionality to the user through a browser, can be used on a desktop, notebook, or tablet. Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of technology solutions for...

2013-09-30 23:45:01

Nation’s first all-digital public library system debuts live on Polaris. Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 As the demand for e-content increases, Polaris provides a platform for libraries to remain on the cutting-edge of technology and innovation, becoming the first integrated library system (ILS) vendor of an all-digital public library. Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of technology solutions for academic, private and public libraries, has partnered with BiblioTech,...

2013-09-27 23:02:20

Primary Research Group has published Library Use of LibGuides, ISBN 978-157440-257-5, a survey of the impact of LibGuides on 57 libraries, largely academic. The study examines the library experience with LibGuides and relates library plans for future use of this service. (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 The study explores how many LibGuides libraries are making, the rate of growth in Lib Guide creation, and how extensively are the LibGuides used. The report also covers the estimated time and...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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