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2009-02-08 14:50:00

Although people entered the digital world years ago, a great number of human historical records did not make the transition. As a result, a vast amount of newspapers, scientific journals, court records, corporate documents, literature, film and other material, accumulated over hundreds of years, needed to be modified for computer databases.  And once there, it had to be positioned alongside newer, digital material in a way that would allow people to quickly find the information they...

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...

2009-01-23 14:01:00

Libraries Give Booklovers another Choice for Content DENVER, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting -- Libraries have a new alternative for providing access to compelling reading material. Starting today, OCLC's NetLibrary will offer libraries five Sony Reader Mobile Collections - groups of eBooks which can be read on Sony's Reader Digital Book. The program includes a Reader model PRS-505, a collection of titles from leading publishers and all required...

2009-01-21 16:41:00

YBP Library Services, a Baker and Taylor Company, to Sell Greenwood Online Databases WESTPORT, Conn., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenwood, a publishing imprint of ABC-CLIO, recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with YBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor Company and the largest provider of materials to the academic market, in which YBP Library Services will act as its non-exclusive agent for the sale of Greenwood's online databases in the United States. Libraries...

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...

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2009-01-06 12:31:43

Scholars and others with specialized interests have been turning to Google for information ever since the company began scanning printed books four years ago. Every month users view at least 10 pages of more than half of the one million out-of-copyright books that Google has scanned into its servers, according to Dan Clancy, the engineering director for Google book search. "Google's book search allows you to look for things that would be very difficult to search for otherwise," said Ben...

2008-12-22 11:30:00

Content Fragmentation Demands Next Generation Search and Aggregation Capabilities PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A little more than 10 years ago, a website was considered a novelty by all but the most well-established and well-funded businesses in the world. Since that time, the Internet has evolved dramatically and, in doing so, radically changed the Internet paradigm for millions of companies and consumers around the world. The natural evolution of the Internet, the Web 2.0...

2008-12-22 07:00:00

Basex launches free Information Overload calculator to help companies determine exposure and risk NEW YORK, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Information overload costs the U.S. economy $900 billion per year in lowered employee productivity and reduced innovation, according to the latest research from Basex, the leading provider of research on the productivity of knowledge workers and how technology impacts them. Information overload describes an excess of information that results in the loss of...

2008-12-10 08:00:00

HONG KONG, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- VODONE Limited ("VODONE" or the "Group") (SEHK code: 0082), a leading online media services provider with the leasehold of a complete set of internet business and internet video broadcasting licenses in China, is pleased to announce that the Group recently received the "Most Influential Copyright Company in China 2008" award in the "China Copyright Annual Conference 2008", which was held in Beijing on 5 December 2008. Dr. Zhang Lijun,...

2008-12-01 08:00:00

HAVANT, England, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Xyratex Ltd. (Nasdaq: XRTX), a leading provider of modular enterprise class data storage subsystems and storage process technology, announced today that Steve Barber, Xyratex CEO and Richard Pearce, Xyratex CFO, will present at the Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference: When: Thursday December 4, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT Where: The Phoenician - Scottsdale, AZ Presenters: Steve Barber, CEO and Richard Pearce,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.