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2014-05-01 12:31:36

Post Alpha-Bits® Partners with Bloggers Across the Nation to Install Little Free Libraries in Local Communities PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Post Alpha-Bits(®), dedicated to making letter recognition F-U-N and delicious, announces today the establishment of 30 small community libraries across the nation to help children foster a lifelong love for reading and literature. Alpha-Bits partnered with bloggers across the country to set up Little Free Libraries in local...

2014-04-29 12:30:08

Panel to discuss growing percentage of Americans with advanced online access who have insufficient levels of digital skills WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research findings show that the digital divide is expanding, affecting far more than the disconnected--a growing percentage of Americans with advanced online access have insufficient levels of digital skills. Over the past 20 years, libraries--as welcoming institutions to all segments of society, including...

2014-04-23 23:15:28

The Early Literacy Station™ and AfterSchool Edge™ computers provide early learning skills, school readiness, homework help, and learning reinforcement for children. Chester, PA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The Jacksonville Public Library in Jacksonville, Fla., recently added 15 AWE educational computer stations to the Main Library and five of its branch locations. Six Early Literacy Stations™ and nine AfterSchool Edge™ computers have been installed at the Main Library, Dallas Graham...

2014-04-22 23:03:56

Innovative Platform is the First to Align Interests of Faculty, Administrators, and Students Scottsdale, AZ, and New York, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Today, panOpen officially launched its next generation platform to support Open Educational Resources (OER), providing a framework for educators around the world to discover, edit, and share educational content. The company announced the launch at the ASU + GSV Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. panOpen’s new platform provides access to a curated...

2014-04-14 00:21:43

Trends show that libraries continue to transform to meet demand, but school libraries feel the pain of tight budgets CHICAGO, April 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Libraries continue to transform to meet society's changing needs, and more than 90 percent of the respondents in an independent national survey said that libraries are important to the community. But school libraries continue to feel the combined pressures of recession-driven financial tightening and federal neglect, according...

2014-04-10 23:21:56

EBSCO announces the hiring of Neil Block, Gar Sydnor and Tamir Borensztajn to further impact library collection usage and overall value through discovery. Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) has already set the bar for what the next generation discovery service can be in libraries—and EBSCO is looking at what comes next. With the goal of discovery innovation as a driving force, EBSCO has hired three industry veterans to interact closely with the library...

2014-04-10 12:26:51

Innovative library engagement encouraged in literacy grant competition WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Beyond Access initiative, a consortium of 11 international organizations funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The new partnership brings up to $450,000 in additional resources in support of ACR GCD grant awards that include innovative approaches...

2014-04-10 08:27:30

New Tool Helps Libraries Better Understand Patrons and Their Needs FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the launch of Analytics On Demand, an innovative data analysis tool to help libraries discover key insights about their library community--who is and isn't using their resources--to better inform strategic planning,...

2014-04-09 16:23:35

Donation will allow citizens access to newspapers and magazines from around the world VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- PressReader, an all-you-can read digital newsstand, is donating technology and its service to the municipal library of Lac-Megantic, Quebec. The gift will help the library rebuild after it was destroyed last July when a runaway tanker train derailed, exploded and destroyed part of the town, killing 47 people. Vancouver-based...

2014-04-09 12:26:03

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World Book Night U.S. announced today that two new online resources have been posted for local media access. For the first time, the locations of all 25,000 World Book Night volunteers have been mapped by zip code with an interactive map tool, so media can easily calculate the number of World Book Night givers in their market. Also, a complete list of all 2,300 bookstores and libraries acting as local World Book Night hosts has been posted....


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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