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2011-07-14 15:17:00

10 Sites Chosen For National Expansion PHILADELPHIA, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute and The Free Library of Philadelphia announced today that its successful LEAP into Science museum/library partnership will expand to 10 new sites in urban centers nationwide. The national effort kicks off with a LEAP into Science Expansion Conference July 18-20 in Philadelphia. Museums, libraries, school districts, universities, and a variety of other educational...

2011-06-24 08:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just over five months after acquiring e-book innovator ebrary®, ProQuest launched technology that will link the companies' search platforms, enabling users to discover e-books in the context of their libraries' ProQuest content and use tools from both environments. ProQuest's all-new platform is rolling out in libraries around the world, bringing a flexible technological architecture that allows users to dive deeper into...

2011-06-24 06:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books, and Library Journal, the oldest and most respected publication covering the library field, announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference a partnership to deliver book reviews via Axis 360. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090529/CL24290LOGO ) Axis 360 is Baker & Taylor's new digital media circulation platform for libraries. Through...

2011-06-23 06:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books, is excited to unveil its Axis 360 digital media circulation and management platform at the American Library Association Annual Conference. Axis 360 is a state-of-the-art system for accessing digital content and Blio, the world's most engaging ereading experience. With the addition of Axis 360 to Baker & Taylor's offerings, libraries can order physical and...

2011-06-23 00:00:30

Agreement between goodreads and ebsco publishing's novelist division brings social networking elements into novelist products. Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 NoveList, a division of EBSCO Publishing, will begin incorporating reader ratings and book reviews from Goodreads into NoveList products thanks to a new agreement between the companies. The agreement leverages the content of Goodreads, the largest social network for readers, adding additional content to the most popular readers'...

2011-06-21 09:51:00

CHICAGO, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national report shows that U.S. public libraries continue to expand as technology centers for communities, providing essential resources for job-seekers and support for critical e-government services. In addition, as the demand for e-books increases, libraries are the starting place for free downloads. However, budget cuts have forced libraries across the country to scale back drastically on operating hours and access to services, just...

2011-06-16 13:15:00

NEW YORK, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Five influential authors who have written books on aspects of information overload will come together in a "virtual literary salon" produced by IORG -- the Information Overload Research Group. The event takes place on June 27, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT. This is the first time that all five authors -- Dave Crenshaw (author of The Myth of Multitasking), Daniel Forrester (author of Consider), Maggie Jackson (author of Distracted), William...

2011-06-13 00:00:28

Earley & Associates announces key hires to meet increasing demand for innovative digital asset management solutions. Stow, MA (PRWEB) June 12, 2011 Earley & Associates, the information management consulting firm, today announced the expansion of its Digital Asset Management practice with the addition of two senior team members: David H. Lipsey, Senior Digital Strategist, and Dan Taylor, Director, DAM Services. Seth Earley, CEO of Earley & Associates, made the announcement at...

2011-05-19 11:21:00

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and Library Media Connection magazine are calling all media specialists and educators at K-12 public and private schools in the U.S. and Canada to share their collaboration success stories and submit for the 2011 TEAMS Award - Teachers and Media Specialists Influencing Student Achievement. The TEAMS Award recognizes teacher-media specialist teams in elementary, middle and high school settings for their...

2011-05-18 10:00:00

NEW YORK, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ovid, part of Wolters Kluwer Health and a global leader in the delivery of customizable electronic research information for the medical, scientific, and academic markets, is pleased to announce the availability of OvidMD, the first clinical tool from Ovid designed especially for physicians and other clinicians. OvidMD provides quick answers to clinical questions based on relevant full-text content from Ovid. It's the only solution that presents the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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