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2012-06-22 02:21:29

BOSTON and OXFORD, England, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success of Literati by Credo, Credo Reference (corp.credoreference.com) announced today plans to serve Public Libraries with Literati Public, a new expression of its suite of Digital and Information Literacy solutions. Literati Public, developed in close partnership with public librarians, is a highly customizable solution that promotes the mission of public libraries by combining Credo's content with newly developed...

2012-06-21 10:24:57

ARLINGTON, Va., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA is pleased to announce the publication of the April 2012 Supplement to Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Regulations, the latest update to a resource that responds to the requirements of rapidly changing intellectual property laws and fills the gap that existing publications leave in relevant administrative regulations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC33627LOGO) This convenient, one-volume compilation...

2012-06-21 02:25:14

SEATTLE, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the introduction of the Summon® discovery service three years ago, Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest® business, continues to rapidly release new functionality. The company today announced new catalog display functionality, as well as support for consortia catalogs in the Summon discovery service. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120620/DE27948LOGO-c ) The new catalog detail page improves display of items from both local and...

2012-06-19 06:24:24

CHICAGO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strategic vision and careful management have helped U.S. public libraries weather the storm of the Great Recession, supporting their role as a lifeline to the technology resources and training essential to full participation in the nation's economy. However, a new report underscores the competing concerns that face America's libraries: cumulative budget cuts which threaten access to libraries and services, increasing demand for technology...

2012-06-12 23:03:29

All-in-One Chat, Text Messaging, Email and Website Support Tab Widgets Increase Library Accessibility and Librarian Work Efficiencies Via Web-Based Dashboard San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 Mosio, an award winning mobile software company providing text messaging and mobile web solutions for businesses and organizations, today announced the upcoming launch of its multi-channel patron support software for libraries. Building on its already popular web-based two-way text messaging...

2012-06-12 11:30:01

Members of the Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS) are calling for urgent action to halt the closure of specialist libraries and databases, before valuable resources and expertise are lost forever. Since SALIS started actively campaigning against the closure of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) libraries and databases eight years ago, more than twenty-five libraries and databases worldwide have been downsized or closed, their resources dispersed or...

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2012-06-12 08:16:37

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com In Google's bid to create a digital book economy - way ahead of eBook publishers such as Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and other creators of eBook readers - a few lawsuits cropped up in the U.S. and internationally. This week a settlement was reached with two French organizations: Society of Men Letters of France (SGDL) and the French Publishers' Association. Google said Monday it reached an agreement with the two parties, according to articles in Reuters...

2012-06-08 02:22:57

SEATTLE, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest® business, today announced an agreement with Beijing Apabi Technology Co. Ltd., (Apabi) to enable the discovery of its vast collection of Chinese e-book content in the Summon® web-scale discovery service. Students, researchers and librarians using the Summon service will be able to discover Chinese-language titles from the comprehensive collection of e-books from Apabi, alongside their library's other resources....

2012-06-05 06:26:48

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bowker, the global leader in bibliographic information, released its annual report on U. S. print book publishing for 2011, compiled from its Books In Print® database. Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers, Bowker is projecting that traditional print book output grew six percent in 2011, from 328,259 titles in 2010 to a projected 347,178 in 2011, driven almost exclusively by a strong self-publishing market. This is the most...

2012-06-01 06:22:09

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Readers of all ages can dig into a buffet of book choices around the theme "Reading Is So Delicious" this summer at 250 base libraries. Programming kicks off this month for the global summer reading initiative that will reach families in all branches of the military. Most programs run eight weeks with open enrollment during the summer. Activities will range by location and include everything from edible art projects to...