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2014-01-24 12:22:10

ProQuest partners with University of Denver's Levine-Clark to uncover ebook behavior PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to ebooks, social sciences far outperform humanities and STM in the percentage of titles used and the average amount of use per book. However, users working with ebooks on STM subjects tend to be more active with their books in each session, downloading or printing content, etc. These are among the findings of new research from Michael...

2014-01-23 23:03:41

In advance of the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) mid-winter conference, BiblioLabs® announces the signing of over 370 additional publishers to its BiblioBoard platform in the last quarter of 2013. This expands BiblioBoard’s digital content by over 125,000 recently published eBooks in addition to tens of thousands of thematically curated photos, documents, sounds, videos and other ephemera already offered by the award-winning platform. Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB)...

2014-01-22 23:25:00

Libraries to Experience a Greater Sense of Community, Value and Identity in the New Year Philadelphia, P.A. (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of library automation software, designates 2014 as a Year of Connection to help redefine and strengthen the role libraries play within the community. Polaris will unveil its Year of Connection at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, demonstrating how every decision the company makes, in terms...

2014-01-22 12:22:40

Rapid global adoption validates demand by libraries for a comprehensive collection assessment service SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University libraries around the world will be implementing a new best in class collection analytics service from ProQuest. Launched late last year, Intota(TM) Assessment provides tools that enable libraries to showcase the value of their collections and demonstrate return on investment for their collection budget. The company reported strong market...

2014-01-22 08:25:32

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The CNIB Library has introduced an easier and faster way to get DAISY audiobooks called Direct to Player. As with all CNIB Library services, Direct to Player is free for all users. This new way of downloading will allow users to get DAISY audiobooks directly on their players without having to use a computer or wait for a CD in the mail. The Direct to Player service removes the need for users to order books through the CNIB Library, which means less...

2014-01-21 23:28:40

AWE's early literacy station computers provide early learning skills, technology exposure, and school readiness for young children. Chester, PA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 AWE has announced that the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., has implemented 20 of AWE’s Early Literacy Station™ computers within its library system of 14 locations. The Early Literacy Station is an all-in-one computer system designed for children approximately 2-8 years old....

2014-01-17 23:03:48

BiblioLabs® announces major platform upgrades to BiblioBoard, the award-winning mobile and web platform for libraries, in advance of this year’s 2014 American Library Association (ALA) mid-winter conference. Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 BiblioLabs® announces major platform upgrades to BiblioBoard, the award-winning mobile and web platform for libraries, in advance of this year’s 2014 American Library Association (ALA) mid-winter conference. The company...

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...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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