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2014-05-14 23:15:43

Library Adds a Total of 13 Early Literacy Station™ and AfterSchool Edge™ Computers, Which Provide Early Learning Skills, School Readiness, Homework Help, and Learning Reinforcement for Children (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 The St. Charles-City County Library in St. Charles County, Mo., recently traded in seven AWE educational computer stations for 13 new units including nine Early Literacy Stations™, two Bilingual Spanish Early Literacy Stations™, and two AfterSchool Edge™ computers....

2014-05-12 12:26:08

- Companies combine strengths to provide integrated print and digital services in Canada - CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, today announced an expansion of its widely-adopted Axis 360 digital media services into Canadian libraries, in partnership with well-known library service provider Whitehots Inc. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130618/MM34464LOGO-a...

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...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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