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2014-09-22 12:25:19

ProQuest and Rutgers University collaborate to widen access to papers that document the inventor's life and work ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest and Rutgers University are teaming to make the University's acclaimed Thomas A. Edison Papers more accessible to scholars and students around the world. More than 175,000 of Edison's laboratory notebooks, diaries, business records, correspondence, and other documents will now be available in ProQuest® History Vault,...

2014-09-20 23:00:28

Libraries are no longer outdated collections of dusty printed books. The Nashville Public Library and many other libraries nationwide prove that libraries can be reinvented in resourceful ways that promote learning for 21st-century readers. New York City, NY (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 7 Speed Reading™ salutes the efforts of the Nashville Public Library and 23 other libraries for modernizing and strengthening a library’s purpose for learning with the creation of learning labs that...

2014-09-18 08:34:40

OSLO, Norway, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Malicious hacking, bit rot and data corruption; the challenges are immense when it comes to securing digital data. Then how can long-term access to our digital heritage be assured? Norwegian company Piql has found the answer by reinventing the use of a well-known storage medium. There is a worldwide concern about the lack of technologies truly suited for long-term preservation of digital data. Magnetic storage medium are...

2014-09-17 23:11:50

Britannica® Digital Learning announced today that the State Library of Kansas has acquired more than 500 Britannica e-books on major school subjects for grades K-5 and is making them available to all residents statewide. Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Britannica® Digital Learning announced today that the State Library of Kansas has acquired more than 500 Britannica e-books on major school subjects for grades K-5 and is making them available to all residents statewide....

2014-09-17 08:34:47

Thirty Patents Pending Nationally and Internationally Secure the Company's Leadership Position SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), the leading provider of monetization services for artists and holders of copyrighted Intellectual Property (IP), reports that it currently has thirty patents pending worldwide to identify, monitor and monetize against peer-to-peer copyright infringement. Rightscorp's proprietary patent-pending software protects copyright...

2014-09-15 23:05:50

~ EDS via Encore Duet Delivers Rich, Fully-Integrated Results with Intuitive Interface ~ IPSWICH, Mass. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 EBSCO Discovery Service™ via Encore Duet has been selected by Utah State University as its discovery solution to help the library consolidate its diverse resources. The service will also make resources more readily available to library users through an intuitive interface. The university adopted Innovative's Encore discovery solution several years ago...

2014-09-15 12:25:36

Nearly 1.2 million species have been recorded in this archive since 1864 PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the 150(th) anniversary of the Zoological Record, the oldest continuous bibliographic database in life sciences and the leading and most comprehensive source for biodiversity, systematics and...

libraries and young adults
2014-09-11 07:01:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers are fascinated by Americans between the ages of 16 to 29 because of their advanced technology habits, their racial and ethnic diversity, their social attitudes and their looser relationships to institutions — for example, churches and political parties. The Pew Research Internet Project put together a comprehensive review of research into the role of libraries in the lives of Americans and their communities. These...

2014-09-10 04:20:59

ProQuest provides counterpoint to "official" history with works penned by troops ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2014 marks the centenary of the First World War. To commemorate it, information powerhouse ProQuest has created a free online gallery of 100-year-old magazines written and illustrated -- mostly unofficially and anonymously - by troops serving on the War's fronts, including trenches around the world. Poems, essays, jokes, cartoons and observations are...

2014-09-09 12:26:24

DUBLIN, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Current Awareness News and Research Market 2013-2016" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 With competition at an all-time high in the global information industry, informed market intelligence on how information providers can capitalize on the most lucrative opportunities and conquer the most formidable challenges is more critical than ever before. Current...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.