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2014-06-25 12:25:28

Library and information science education funding supports building diverse workforce CHICAGO and ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Libraries serve as the foundation for life-long learning in our society but as they transform, the need for a new generation of culturally diverse librarians becomes critical. The American Library Association (ALA) announced Library Champion ProQuest will broaden the scope of its longstanding support for the Spectrum Scholarship Program....

2014-05-01 16:27:16

Combination of Pi2 and ProQuest Dialog Information Service will streamline drug safety workflow ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest has acquired U.K.-based Pi2 Solutions, an industry leader in product literature databases, workflow tools and related outsourcing services for global pharmaceutical companies. The company plans to align Pi2 with its ProQuest Dialog corporate information service to create an integrated solution for pharmacovigilance and expand...

2014-03-26 23:25:38

Award-winning site continues to provide a safe virtual reading community where kids discover, track, review and recommend books. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 BiblioNasium, the fastest growing digital social network that supports and promotes the independent reading activities of young readers, today announces the launch of advanced book review features. Children using the platform to catalog, track and record their reading can now also add their own voice in writing independent...

2014-03-06 12:25:40

Inventive administrative module will form the foundation of ProQuest's integrated EBL and ebrary ebook platform MELBOURNE, Australia, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EBL - Ebook Library, a ProQuest business, has reinvented its LibCentral administrative and acquisitions module, enabling libraries to tailor their ebook experience to fit their own and their users' unique needs. The new LibCentral helps libraries streamline workflows, making discovery, selection, acquisition, and...

2014-02-03 12:25:24

ProQuest and OCLC continue collaboration to offer improved discovery, access to popular full-text content DUBLIN, Ohio, and ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 320 million records from 88 collections in the award-winning ProQuest® Central database are now discoverable, and the full text associated with those records is now accessible to mutual subscribers through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120620/DE27948LOGO-a)...

2014-01-26 12:20:21

Content indexing and interoperability improve service and choice for researchers, students and librarians ANN ARBOR, Mich. and JERUSALEM, Jan. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Information industry leaders ProQuest and Ex Libris(®) Group understand that researchers and librarians search for and manage content using solutions from different providers. Today, the two companies announced a collaboration to make their key services work better together to improve user experience and support...

2014-01-22 12:22:40

Rapid global adoption validates demand by libraries for a comprehensive collection assessment service SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University libraries around the world will be implementing a new best in class collection analytics service from ProQuest. Launched late last year, Intota(TM) Assessment provides tools that enable libraries to showcase the value of their collections and demonstrate return on investment for their collection budget. The company reported strong market...

2014-01-20 12:22:16

ProQuest responds to customers' interest in simplicity, retiring a brand name ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Products and services from ProQuest's Seattle-based technologies business unit will now carry the ProQuest® brand as the name "Serials Solutions" is retired. The change takes place immediately and customers will see the ProQuest name on business cards, email addresses, product information and in connection with products such as the Summon discovery service...

US Authors Guild Loses In Court Against Google Books
2013-11-15 11:07:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The latest chapter in the ongoing saga of Google Books and whether it constituted “fair use” is over, but whether the book is closed on the matter has yet to be determined. On Thursday Google Inc. won a dismissal in a long-running lawsuit by the US Authors Guild, which sued the search giant, alleging that its plans to create a digital library in essence amounted to copyright infringement. Google was able to defeat the legal action,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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