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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...

2013-12-31 23:03:05

44 libraries select the Polaris ILS, representing over 130 new locations carrying out their vision for the future. Syracuse, N.Y. (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of library automation software for public libraries, has experienced significant growth in 2013. This year, 44 libraries have selected the Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS), representing over 130 new locations adopting Polaris library software throughout the United States and Paris,...

Developing DNA Barcode Libraries From Museum Collections
2013-12-30 13:26:26

Pensoft Publishers The ability to sequence the DNA of plants and animals has revolutionized many areas of biology, but the unstable character of DNA poses difficulties for sequencing specimens in museum collection over time. In an attempt to answer these issues, a recent study of 31 target spider species from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, discovers that both time and body size are significant factors in determining which specimens can produce DNA barcode sequences. The study...

2013-12-19 23:30:14

AWE's Early Literacy Station™ computers provide technology exposure, early learning skills, and school readiness for young children. Chester, PA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 AWE announced today that that Toledo-Lucas County Public Library has added 50 of AWE’s Early Literacy Station™ computers to its system that includes the Main Library and 18 branches. The 50 computers include 48 English edition Early Literacy Stations and two Bilingual Spanish editions. The Early Literacy...

2013-12-17 23:20:41

Partnership to Expand Quality and Amount of Content Available For Cosmotron Users Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 A new partnership between EBSCO Information Services and Cosmotron, an ILS vendor serving the Czech and Slovak Republic, provides expanded services to mutual customers. A joint development will enable libraries to deliver valuable content from EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) to customers using the systems that are familiar to them. Providing access to EDS’s unified...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.