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2014-01-09 08:25:01

Los Angeles Public Library is the First Library to Offer Career-Based High School Completion Program to Residents in Need FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of educational content, tools and services to libraries, schools and businesses, announced today the launch of Career Online High School to its public library partners. Now available to public libraries nationwide, this groundbreaking program allows...

2014-01-08 12:25:41

Libraries can now more easily respond to growing demand for video ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Libraries and universities with proprietary audio and video collections can now preserve and provide access to these information resources through a new service from ProQuest. ProQuest Video Preservation and Discovery Service (VPDS) is a continuum of services designed to make fully discoverable video and audio content to which the Library has rights. VPDS is a full...

2014-01-06 12:25:01

Acclaimed cloud-based document management platform now available free to individual researchers ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest's powerful collaboration and document management tool Flow(TM) is now accessible free for researchers -- including those in institutions that don't subscribe to the service. Flow leverages a decade of experience with the RefWorks(®) suite of tools, resulting in a unique service that manages researcher workflows while integrating...

2013-12-31 23:03:05

44 libraries select the Polaris ILS, representing over 130 new locations carrying out their vision for the future. Syracuse, N.Y. (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of library automation software for public libraries, has experienced significant growth in 2013. This year, 44 libraries have selected the Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS), representing over 130 new locations adopting Polaris library software throughout the United States and Paris,...

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...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'