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Developing DNA Barcode Libraries From Museum Collections
2013-12-30 13:26:26

Pensoft Publishers The ability to sequence the DNA of plants and animals has revolutionized many areas of biology, but the unstable character of DNA poses difficulties for sequencing specimens in museum collection over time. In an attempt to answer these issues, a recent study of 31 target spider species from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, discovers that both time and body size are significant factors in determining which specimens can produce DNA barcode sequences. The study...

2013-12-19 23:30:14

AWE's Early Literacy Station™ computers provide technology exposure, early learning skills, and school readiness for young children. Chester, PA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 AWE announced today that that Toledo-Lucas County Public Library has added 50 of AWE’s Early Literacy Station™ computers to its system that includes the Main Library and 18 branches. The 50 computers include 48 English edition Early Literacy Stations and two Bilingual Spanish editions. The Early Literacy...

2013-12-17 23:20:41

Partnership to Expand Quality and Amount of Content Available For Cosmotron Users Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 A new partnership between EBSCO Information Services and Cosmotron, an ILS vendor serving the Czech and Slovak Republic, provides expanded services to mutual customers. A joint development will enable libraries to deliver valuable content from EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) to customers using the systems that are familiar to them. Providing access to EDS’s unified...

2013-12-13 23:03:48

Library patrons will be able to conduct free background searches exclusively at AtoZdatabases.com. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 AtoZdatabases is the premier provider of reference and marketing databases for libraries, academic institutions and government agencies. Soon, users of AtoZdatabases will be able to conduct free, unlimited background searches for over 220 million people nationwide through LocateAmerica.com. Library patrons will now be able to conduct background searches...

2013-12-11 23:27:34

AWE's Early Literacy Station computers provide technology exposure, early learning skills, and school readiness for young children Chester, PA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 AWE announced today that a total of 107 Early Literacy Station™ computers have been acquired by public libraries across Indiana as part of a funding-assistance plan administered by the Indiana State Library. The Indiana State Library offered a subsidy of $499 per Early Literacy Station to all public libraries in the...

2013-12-03 23:02:59

The Massachusetts Library System together with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioner’s (MBLC) Statewide Resource Sharing Committee have chosen BiblioLabs’ flagship product BiblioBoard to participate in the MA eBook Project, an innovative project designed to expand access to eBooks for the state's multi-type libraries. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 The Massachusetts Library System together with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioner’s (MBLC)...

2013-11-21 23:30:00

“Turn the Page: Your E-book Future Done Right” explores the industry’s first completely integrated e-content solution. Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of library automation software, invites academic, private and public libraries to attend a 3M co-sponsored webcast hosted by the Library Journal. The webcast, “Turn the Page: Your E-book Future Done Right,” will explore the Polaris and 3M partnership and the impact it has on...

2013-11-21 23:01:38

New partnership with Bluewater Productions delivers PatronsFirst Content. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Over the past decade, the graphic novel category has become one of the fastest growing at public, academic, and school libraries alike. More recently, libraries around the world have been signing on to the ReadersFirst movement, which supports simplified and cross platform patron access to books and other library materials. Now, in a project the participants say combines...


Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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