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2014-05-06 12:26:08

ProQuest enhances discovery of ebooks in library collections with both ebrary and EBL fully accessible through one discovery platform ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest is boosting the visibility of ebooks in library collections by indexing the full text of the entire catalog of EBL - Ebook Library in its Summon(®) discovery service. EBL's expansive catalog of more than 400,000 ebooks is now even more discoverable alongside titles from ebrary, which have been...

2014-05-05 12:26:45

- Using the Axis 360 API allows patrons to discover and borrow digital materials directly from library websites - CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today that its popular Axis 360 digital media platform is now integrated with the BiblioCommons discovery layer. This move ensures library patrons see and have access to all library materials from the online...

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,...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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