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2012-08-01 22:21:23

SEATTLE, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Syracuse University Library today unveiled their new website highlighting the Summon web-scale discovery service from Serials Solutions(®), a ProQuest(®) business. Librarians expect the robust search solution to improve access to the library's vast collection. Students and staff will experience simplified discovery of many types of resources across multiple disciplines. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120802/DE50885) (Photo:...

2012-07-19 06:24:14

Citizens rally as oral argument nears in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley case in U.S. Supreme Court WASHINGTON, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100,000 people have signed a petition urging the President and the Attorney General to support the "ownership rights" of all Americans. Ownership rights include the right to resell, give away, and otherwise use lawfully purchased goods in any lawful manner. The petitions were delivered today to leaders within the Obama...

2012-07-17 23:00:11

Kunvay launched the first-of-its-kind cloud-based copyright and intellectual property (IP) transfer solution at the International Startup Festival 2012. The company serves buyers of creative work, creatives, and freelancers worldwide, helping buyers avoid potential legal claims and costly litigation. Wilmington, Delaware (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 Kunvay launched the first-of-its-kind cloud-based end-to-end copyright and intellectual property (IP) transfer solution at the International Startup...

2012-07-12 06:21:00

CHICAGO, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Information overload is a paralyzing problem, especially for middle managers. Not only are managers often squeezed between a rock and a hard place, they also are stuck between their inboxes and outboxes. They receive direction and information from the top, along with requests and input from their direct reports, causing an information traffic jam. Across industries, managers struggle to prioritize and move projects forward. They are frozen, and...

2012-07-03 10:21:24

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world's authority for chemical information, announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) for unlimited access to SciFinder. CAUL comprises 39 academic institutions in Australia, including the University of Melbourne, Australian National University and the University of Sydney. SciFinder is the proprietary search and analysis tool for CAS...

E-Book Readers Unaware Of Local Library's E-Book Offerings
2012-06-25 12:02:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Did you know you could borrow e-books from a local library? Well if you didn't, you join the majority of America who also admitted they did not know that detail, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Research by Pew showed that only 12 percent of e-book readers ages 16 and older borrowed an e-book from their local library in the past year. Most of those who borrowed the books admit that libraries are important to them and their...

2012-06-24 18:20:21

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) is proud to announce the first recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, funded through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Anne Enright's The Forgotten Waltz received the medal for fiction and Robert K. Massie's Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman received the nonfiction prize. The medals recognize the best in fiction and nonfiction books for adult...

2012-06-23 23:04:00

Annual Award Recognizes Libraries That Make a Difference in Their Communities and the Cities and Towns That Support Them Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 Library Journal is looking for libraries that are deeply engaged with their community and where the community is equally engaged with the library. A new award, the LibraryAware Community Award, will recognize those cities and towns and their libraries, or library systems, that have demonstrated their ability to make the community aware of...

2012-06-22 02:21:51

PHILADELPHIA, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property & Science division of Thomson Reuters announced today that it will preview at the American Library Association Conference (ALA) the Data Citation Index(TM), an upcoming research resource within the Web of Knowledge(SM) to facilitate the discovery, use and attribution of data sets and data studies, and link those data to peer-reviewed literature. This new research resource from Thomson Reuters creates a single source...

2012-06-22 02:21:30

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- collectionHQ, the world-leading collection performance improvement solution that helps libraries better manage their collections, today announced it has added the capability to track nonfiction titles through the Library of Congress Classification system (LCC) and other alphanumeric classification schemes, in addition to its existing functionality with the Dewey system. This enhancement will broaden collectionHQ's reach to...