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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...

2013-10-25 20:20:12

TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Polaris Transport was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. Polaris is committed to upholding the highest standards in green operations. They've implemented initiatives to improve their operational environmental sustainability, like an anti-idling policy, fuel-efficient tractors, optimized route...

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,...

2013-09-17 20:20:45

VANCOUVER, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Polaris Minerals Corporation (TSX:PLS) (the "Company") advises that the Board of Directors has now adopted a Majority Voting Policy (the "Policy") in respect of the election of directors at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders. This Policy has been implemented, in accordance with best corporate governance practices, because the Board of Directors believes that each serving director should have the confidence and support of the shareholders...

2013-08-31 23:20:23

Libraries experience efficient migration to the Polaris ILS. Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 Polaris Library Systems continues to improve upon the customer experience; streamlining the go-live process for libraries migrating to the Polaris integrated library system (ILS). As a trusted provider of technology solutions for academic, private and public libraries, Polaris Library Systems has concurrently redefined and expedited the implementations procedure to more efficiently meet...

2013-08-30 23:21:19

In a recent survey with 1,200 U.S. adult (18 years or older) consumers conducted jointly by Polaris Marketing Research, Inc. and Research Now regarding social media differences among key demographic groups, the breakdown yielded several very interesting differences. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 In a recent survey with 1,200 U.S. adult (18 years or older) consumers conducted jointly by Polaris Marketing Research, Inc. and Research Now regarding social media differences among key...

2013-08-12 23:20:44

Selected as the Next Generation ILS for the High-Volume, Urban Public Library Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 As a trusted provider of technology solutions helping academic, private and public libraries serve their communities, Polaris Library Systems today announces a new partnership with Salt Lake County Library Services. The Polaris Library System (PLS) has been selected as the library’s new automation system, accounting for 20 branches throughout Salt Lake Valley in Utah. Salt...

2013-08-05 12:26:23

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The motorsports production powerhouse - Mad Media, and UTVUnderground.com launched a remarkable new viral video today called "XP1K". Directed by The Martelli Brothers, (best known for directing the first three Gymkhana films), XP1K features off-road champion and factory Polaris Pro UTV racer RJ Anderson behind the wheel of a custom built, 190 horsepower, 2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 UTV. The video is a non-stop blitz of off-road action, jaw dropping...

2013-07-31 12:21:33

SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Martelli Brothers and their production team Mad Media - known internationally for their work producing and directing the first three Gymkhana videos ... have done it again. Their new viral video campaign with UTV Underground - dubbed "XP1K", begins today with the worldwide launch of the films trailer, and continues with the full video release Monday, August 5(th) on XP1K.com. The project is being timed with the release of the ground...


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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...

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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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