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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....

2014-04-09 08:34:26

- New look and feel provides site customization options and dynamic ease of use - CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today the release of a new and enriched version of its Axis 360 service designed to improve the visual appeal and experience for library users, and to expand site administration and collection management tools for the company's digital media...

2014-04-08 23:25:41

Mobile library platform strikes licensing partnership with e-Libro. Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 BiblioBoard, a fast-growing mobile library platform, is proud to announce a new content licensing partnership with e-Libro. e-Libro, one of the industry’s largest distributors of Spanish language eBooks, has been successful for over a decade in Latin America. This partnership with BiblioBoard will further expand their reach into North America and internationally. Over...

2014-04-01 12:31:02

Open access to popular databases available during National Library Week April 13-19 ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest, an information firm central to research, joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week (April 13-19). The company will provide free access to a rich assortment of databases available through library web sites. Libraries can access these resources here and can extend complimentary access for...

2014-03-31 23:27:40

Nearly 450 microfilm rolls and 20 large, physical index books digitally converted and hosted at BMI’s data center; Fresno staff accesses records online, from the Digital ReeL web viewer Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 When the Academic Records Department (Registrar) of California State University, Fresno received a grant to improve the efficiency of the Department, the team decided to digitally convert thousands of academic records that were archived on physical microfilm....

2014-03-31 08:27:08

LOS ANGELES, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS), a pioneer in facilitating the flow of information from the publishers of scientific, technical, and medical content to enterprise customers in Life Sciences and other research intensive organizations around the world, today announced that article supply system Article Galaxy from wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk Inc., was now integrated into the ILLiad resource sharing management software that is...

2014-03-27 23:32:15

This year, three libraries will receive a free Early Literacy Station™ computer from AWE. Chester, PA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 AWE, Inc. has announced the 2014 Video Contest for Public Libraries. For this contest, public libraries are invited to create a video for the chance to win an Early Literacy Station™ or AfterSchool Edge™ digital learning solution from AWE. The submission period is effective now through June 1, 2014. In the videos, public libraries are invited to talk about...

2014-03-27 23:23:05

Award Recognizes Library’s Engagement in Community and Ability to Make Community Aware of What the Library Offers Ipswich, Mass. (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Wichita Public Library in Kansas was named the recipient of the 2014 LibraryAware Community Award. Atlantic County Public Library in New Jersey was awarded second place and Kitsap Regional Library in Washington came in third. The annual LibraryAware Community Award is given by Library Journal and underwritten by LibraryAware™ , a...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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