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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...

2013-10-22 23:31:18

AWE's Early Literacy Station computers provide technology exposure, early learning skills, and school readiness for young children. Chester, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Eastern Oklahoma District Library System (EODLS) has acquired 10 of AWE's Early Literacy Station™ touchscreen computers. The Early Literacy Station is a comprehensive educational solution loaded with over 60 educational software titles for kids ages two to eight. The Early Literacy Station offers children a safe,...

2013-10-10 23:30:06

Web application software increases staff mobility, boosting patron experience. Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Polaris Library Systems today unveils the development of a new product, LEAP, considered to be the next generation of library automation software. LEAP, a web application that brings the Polaris power and functionality to the user through a browser, can be used on a desktop, notebook, or tablet. Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of technology solutions for...

2013-10-07 23:29:10

Dayton Metro Library in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books Launches LawDepot, an online legal form service. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Dayton Metro Library (Dayton, OH), in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce the introduction of LawDepot, a popular online legal form service designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries. With over 10 years of experience, LawDepot has drafted over one million...

2013-10-03 23:34:11

Winnebago Public Library District in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books launches Zinio, a digital magazine service offering multi-user access to popular publications. Winnebago, IL (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Winnebago Public Library District (Winnebago, IL), in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries. Through the library’s website, Winnebago Public Library District patrons now have...

2013-10-02 23:29:49

Manchester Public Library in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books has launched the online language learning resource Transparent Language Online. Manchester, CT (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Manchester Public Library (Manchester, CT), in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce the availability of Transparent Language Online for Libraries, the most complete language-learning solution available anywhere. Transparent Language is a...

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,...

2013-09-25 23:34:02

Advocating for a Better User Experience With Accessible E-content Materials Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Polaris Library Systems today announces its support of the ReadersFirst Initiative to ensure all patrons have the same open, free access to e-content, as they do physical items within the library catalog. ReadersFirst, an international coalition of over 280 library systems and 198 million readers cooperating to improve the electronic lending experience, speaks directly to...

2013-09-17 23:31:01

Franklin Park Public Library, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books, is pleased to announce the launch of OneClickdigital, an online service that allows customers to download a wide range of audiobooks, and Zinio, a digital magazine service offering multi-user access to popular publications. Franklin Park, IL (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Franklin Park Public Library (Franklin Park, IL) has partnered with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD) to deliver two new...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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