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Large and medium-sized public libraries rank Polaris above competitors in all twelve categories of Perceptions 2013: An International Survey of Library Automation by Library Technology Guides.
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Brampton Library to Test First Fully-integrated 3M E-content Solution in Canada Syracuse, N.Y.
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Patrons able to browse physical and digital collections in the library catalog. Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2013
Prizes totaling $5,000 for software application mock-ups, designed to enhance the librarian and patron experience. Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2013
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...
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...