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2012-02-27 10:30:00

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announced the launch of the second annual Are you a Librarian Superhero? contest to recognize the often heroic efforts put forth by librarians around the country. Looking to build on the success of last year's contest, during which over 800 nominations were received, Gale is again calling on everyone - fellow librarians, library patrons, students and school administrators - to nominate a superhero librarian...

2012-02-14 08:05:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LegalZoom, the nation's leading provider of online legal solutions, is now offering Digital Asset specification in their Last Will and Testament documents. Digital or electronic assets refer to any online account that a person owns or any file stored on a person's computer, or in the cloud - including photos, memoirs, music, social networking content -- even a virtual business. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110919/SF70552LOGO)...

2012-01-20 17:00:00

Technology innovation drives adoption with more than 400 libraries in 40 countries embracing the Summon Service Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 20, 2012 Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest® business unit, commemorates the anniversary of introducing the Summon® service at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter meeting in 2009. In just three years, the service has grown its unified index, from 200 million items to more than 800 million and built a client base from 2 beta partners...

2012-01-19 09:15:00

LONDON, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mendeley (http://www.mendeley.com/), the world's largest research collaboration platform, and the Columbia University Libraries (http://library.columbia.edu/) have agreed to jointly develop a graphical and user-friendly Citation Style Language editor. The tool will enable academic researchers to develop their own citation styles, significantly simplifying the creation of manuscripts for publication in academic, peer-reviewed journals. Both...

2012-01-12 08:45:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The magazine "considered the bible of the library world" recently selected Credo Reference (http://credoreference.com) as the "best overall reference database," besting well-known and respected competitors like Gale/Cengage and Thomson Reuters. In addition to the top recognition, the magazine praised Credo Topic Pages as "awesome" and their "Mind Map" tool for "helping students visualize their topic and identify keywords." For the...

2011-12-12 10:00:00

Few things are more valued than a lifetime's worth of memories captured on traditional photo prints, slides and movie film. TYMECapsule Media Vault Storage (MVS) combines physical storage, digital media and cloud-based backup together with a forward digital compatibility guarantee for the ultimate memory preservation solution. (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 FotoBridge, a leading national photo scanning service announced today the launch of TYMECapsule MVS. With TYMECapsule, customers that...

2011-12-08 08:00:00

HAVANT, England, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq: XRTX), a leading provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems and hard disk drive capital equipment, will release its financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended November 30, 2011 after the market closes on Thursday, January 5, 2012. Conference Call Information The company will host a conference call to discuss its results at 1:30 p.m. PT/4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, January...

2011-10-26 09:45:00

BOSTON and OXFORD, England, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Credo Reference, the leading provider of online research products, enters a new era with the launch of literati by Credo (www.credoreference.com/literati). A solution designed around Credo's information-aware philosophy and a commitment to promoting research effectiveness, literati by Credo distinguishes itself from an increasingly crowded field of library products by offering capabilities that empower users and improve...

2011-10-19 07:10:00

CINCINNATI, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Planman Technologies, a major content services provider with a global clientele, has announced the establishment of its Digital Library Services division. The new division will offer support for a variety of library management initiatives including building digital collections, imaging/graphical enrichment of content, storage and retrieval of video and audio formats, conversion of non-digital content and data reformatting services. Planman...

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2011-10-13 12:46:42

[ Watch the Video ] A new University of Washington study found college students — only weeks away from final exams and in the library — tend to pare use of electronics. It´s their way to manage technology that permeates their lives. Today´s students may often be considered “heavy multitaskers” who are unable to concentrate on one activity at a time.  However, based on 560 interviews in 11 college libraries around the country near exam time last...