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2013-07-18 23:27:07

Rising unemployment and falling disposable income during the recession resulted in declining tax revenue for state and local governments, which necessitated budget cuts for public libraries; but because many public libraries serve as the only source of free computers and wireless internet in their community, according to the American Library Association, funding is anticipated to rise as the economy recovers and tax revenue increases. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has...

2013-07-12 23:23:35

New initiative’s rapid growth will help entrepreneurs across Arizona find resources and support to pursue their ideas. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Arizona’s entrepreneurs and innovators will soon have several new places to connect, collaborate and find resources as Arizona State University’s Alexandria Co-working Network expands to include two more communities by this fall. Designed to provide support for Arizona’s innovation economy, the Alexandria Co-working Network...

2013-07-09 23:29:06

AWE's Early Literacy Station Bilingual Spanish Edition Computers Provide Technology Exposure, Early Learning Skills, and School Readiness for Young Children Chester, PA (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 AWE announced today that Brooklyn Public Library will be adding eight of its Early Literacy Station™ Bilingual Spanish edition computers to its library system. The Early Literacy Station Bilingual Spanish edition is an all-in-one computer system designed for children ages 2-8. It features over...

2013-07-02 23:23:08

Contest Showcases Creativity of Public Libraries and Rewards Winner with a Free Early Literacy Station from AWE Chester, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 AWE, Inc. announced the winner of its 2013 Video Contest for Public Libraries at its annual breakfast event for customers at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill., on June 29, 2013. Evanston Public Library garnered the most votes by the AWE staff for its entertaining and inspiring video. "This award...

2013-06-27 23:18:17

Primary Research Group has published The Survey of Public Library Plans for Workstations, Personal Computers, Laptops and other Computing Devices, ISBN 978-157440-243-8. The study looks at the purchasing plans and computer use policies of public libraries in the United States and Canada. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 The study found that the public library systems in the sample spent a mean of $47,357 for personal computers and workstations in the past year. Laptops make some inroads into the...

2013-06-25 23:15:33

NoveList Reading Recommendations Will Be Part of 3M™ SelfCheck™ Experience IPSWICH, Mass. (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Readers will encounter NoveList’s high-quality recommendations when they check out using a 3M SelfCheck station. By expanding the reach of readers’ advisory services to include the self-check out experience, NoveList and 3M have created an innovative user experience that has never before been available to readers. Readers will find that the check out process is still...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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