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2010-06-21 13:29:00

WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report finds America's public libraries posted gains in provision of public computer and Internet resources. Libraries nationwide report they've seen an increase in public use of online services, particularly to support job seeking and e-government transactions, and have made some gains in adding public computers and improving Internet connections available to patrons. However, snowballing funding cuts at state and local levels are...

2010-06-07 10:48:00

FARMINGTON Hills, Mich., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Library Journal and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), in Columbus, Ohio, has been named 2010 Library of the Year. Each year this prestigious recognition goes to the public library in the United States that most profoundly demonstrates service to community, creativity and innovation in developing specific community programs, and leadership in creating programs that can be emulated by...

2010-06-03 12:27:00

NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The New York Public Library and The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) today unveiled a new information hub in the heart of Manhattan that is dedicated to improving New Yorkers' personal finances. Financial Literacy Central, located at 188 Madison Avenue at 34th Street in the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), provides the public with free one-on-one sessions with financial planners through the Financial Planning Association; computer...

2010-05-28 10:54:00

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert Cimino, 60, of Syracuse, N.Y., was sentenced to 18 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga in the Eastern District of Virginia for his sales of more than $250,000 worth of pirated software, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride of the Eastern District of Virginia. Cimino was also ordered to pay $272,655 in restitution to copyright owners and...

2010-05-05 15:30:00

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Bowker, a leading global provider of bibliographic information solutions and services, has reached an agreement with Google to provision and facilitate the assignment of ISBN numbers to Google Editions, Google's digital book offering launching later in 2010. The agreement sets an important publishing industry precedent, helping to ensure a standards-driven framework for the identification of digital and print-on-demand book products made...

2010-04-26 09:40:00

NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- "My classroom is more diverse than ever before. How can I be sure that I'm teaching and motivating all of my students to read?" This question is echoed by teachers everywhere as they struggle with achievement gaps, resources that aren't age- and grade-appropriate for all of their students, and issues with classroom management. To help teachers more effectively reach a new generation of readers, McGraw-Hill Education's Literacy and Humanities Center is...

2010-03-01 07:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Relieving the budget pressures of libraries and information centers is a task that can be performed throughout the year rather than only during annual budget reviews, and is most easily initiated by evaluating external document delivery services and configurations, according to a new white paper by Derycz Scientific, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: DYSC), subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. Reprints Desk today announced the online availability...

2010-02-28 23:01:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Relieving budget pressures on libraries and information centers can be done year-round rather than during once-a-year budget reviews and is most easily initiated by evaluating external document delivery services and configurations, according to a new white paper by Reprints Desk. Reprints Desk, the content workflow company, today announced the online availability of the white paper entitled 'Relieving Information Center Budget Pressures Through...

2010-02-25 07:20:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- International research through Serials Solutions' Summon(TM) web-scale discovery service is significantly expanding through an agreement with East View Information Services for content on its Universal Database platform, a key source for newspapers, scholarly journals, government publications, archival content and business periodicals from Russia, China and across Eurasia. As with the other 6,200+ content providers to the Summon(TM) service, East View will...

2010-02-22 13:15:00

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg and the University of Borås in Sweden have looked at how professionals in different occupational groups seek and use information and keep updated after finishing their education. The results show that teachers seek information they can use in their own teaching and that librarians focus on helping library users find information, while nurses just don't have the time. The high degree of specialization in today's work life demands...


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