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2014-02-06 23:03:48

Area DentalWorks Practices Donate Preventative Dental Services in Honor of Departed Office Leader Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 DentalWorks, one of the country’s largest dental service providers, will honor the life of former office leader, Catresa Renea Lytle, by donating preventative dental care to local children in Columbus, Ohio on February 12, 2014. On Sept. 2, 2013, Lytle lost her life in a tragic motor vehicle accident. On Wednesday, February 12, six Columbus-area...

2014-01-30 23:04:16

Brampton Library to Test First Fully-integrated 3M E-content Solution in Canada Syracuse, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of library automation software for public libraries, proudly announces a Polaris customer selected as a member of the Advisory Council for the Canadian launch of the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending System. Brampton Library, located in Ontario, will partner with 3M Library Systems to offer the 3M Cloud Library, a simplified...

2014-01-22 23:25:00

Libraries to Experience a Greater Sense of Community, Value and Identity in the New Year Philadelphia, P.A. (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of library automation software, designates 2014 as a Year of Connection to help redefine and strengthen the role libraries play within the community. Polaris will unveil its Year of Connection at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, demonstrating how every decision the company makes, in terms...

2014-01-06 16:23:45

VANCOUVER, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Polaris Minerals Corporation (the "Company") (TSX:PLS) reports that, during the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013, the Orca Quarry operation loaded 15 ships carrying in excess of 1,060,000 tons, a new record for quarterly shipments. This is in sharp contrast to 2010, the low point of the recent recession, when the Company loaded 18 ships through the full year and recorded sales of 1,280,000 tons. The Company has appointed Richard A....

2013-10-25 23:24:04

Patrons able to browse physical and digital collections in the library catalog. Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 Polaris Library Systems announces a new partnership with OverDrive to offer libraries another integrated e-content solution within the library catalog. Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of technology solutions for academic, private and public libraries, will employ OverDrive’s Discovery APIs and Circulation APIs (application programming interfaces) to create a...

2013-10-18 23:21:32

Prizes totaling $5,000 for software application mock-ups, designed to enhance the librarian and patron experience. Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 Polaris Library Systems today announces the launch of the Polaris App Challenge, aimed to spark the creation of unique software applications for library staff and patrons. The Polaris App Challenge is an idea-based contest, encouraging participants throughout the state of New York to design an app to either streamline staff workflow or...

2013-09-30 23:45:01

Nation’s first all-digital public library system debuts live on Polaris. Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 As the demand for e-content increases, Polaris provides a platform for libraries to remain on the cutting-edge of technology and innovation, becoming the first integrated library system (ILS) vendor of an all-digital public library. Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of technology solutions for academic, private and public libraries, has partnered with BiblioTech,...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Circumpolar Star -- Circumpolar stars are those stars which are located near the poles of the celestial sphere. As the Earth rotates, the sky appears to rotate; and most stars will be hidden below the horizon at some point in their circular paths. A circumpolar star is near enough to the celestial pole that it will never go under the horizon. It will therefore be visibile for all the night, and for the entire year. Such a definition implies that different stars can be defined as...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

Polaris -- Polaris, Alpha Ursae Minoris, is the bright star closest to the north celestial pole. It is also known as the North Star, the Lode Star, or the Pole star. Because it lies nearly in a direct line with the axis of the Earth's rotation "above" the North Pole -- the north celestial pole -- Polaris is apparently motionless from the Earth, and all the stars of the Northern sky appear to rotate around it. Therefore, it makes an excellent fixed point from which to draw measurements...

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