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2014-02-12 23:01:55

Gift to Support WDL Expansion of Content on American Achievements in Science and Technology Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The Library of Congress today announced a gift from Jones International University® (JIU®) to the Library’s World Digital Library (WDL), an initiative which brings the rarest and most important cultural documents of the world to people everywhere. This gift of $250,000 will support WDL expansion of content on American achievements in science and...

2014-01-23 23:20:14

Enterprise Search company chosen to build a new public-facing electronic record access system that will make billions of NARA records publicly available online Herndon, VA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Search Technologies was recently awarded a contract worth up to $6.34M from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and is the primary contractor chosen to build a new search system for the Online Public Access (OPA) resource, a portal to the billions of records that NARA...

2013-06-11 08:32:22

THUWAL, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biology and Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of DNA Replication and Recombination, Dr. Samir M. Hamdan, and his team, have published a groundbreaking paper on the mechanism of flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1), in Cell Reports journal. The other authors of the paper, entitled "Sequential and Multistep Substrate...

2013-03-05 16:24:09

NovoDynamics collaborates on the digital preservation of more than 800,000 articles as Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Centre d'Etudes et de Documentation Economiques, Juridiques et Sociales create online archive for public access. ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NovoDynamics, a leading developer of pattern recognition and analytics technologies, and Egypt's Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) today announced that NovoDynamics(®) NovoVerus(TM) software will be used in the...

2013-02-19 12:36:20

THUWAL, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is pleased to announce that, on February 16, 2013, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Jean-Lou Chameau as the next President of KAUST. Dr. Chameau, who has served since 2006 as the President of the California Institute of Technology, will become the second President of KAUST later this year. The Chairman of KAUST's Board of...

2012-12-13 04:22:36

THUWAL, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At a Commencement ceremony overlooking the Red Sea, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is conferring its inaugural PhD degrees. The ten PhD graduates - who engaged in research in areas from computational modeling of materials systems, Red Sea research, plant stress genomics, to mathematical techniques for geophysical subsurface imaging - are among KAUST's third cohort of graduates. KAUST is a graduate research...

Ancient Map Of "America" Found In Germany
2012-07-04 04:44:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In time for Fourth of July festivities, Librarians at a German university announced on Tuesday that they have found a 500-year-old version of a world map that was the first to have mentioned "America." The librarians were unaware of the map's presence until they found it stashed away inside an unrelated 16th century Geometry book. The map doesn't quite pre-date the 1507 map that Germany officially handed over to the U.S. back in...

2012-04-18 06:23:20

Step-by-Step Guide to Family Research at the National Archives WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for the National Archives announces the publication of the Genealogy Tool Kit: Getting Started on Your Family History at the National Archives, written by National Archives genealogy archives specialist John P. Deeben. This 160-page step-by-step guide was published by the Foundation and launched in April 2012 to coincide with the celebration of...

2012-04-02 02:31:48

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Archives.com, an innovative family history website that makes family history research simple and affordable, has joined in partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to provide the public with free digital access to the 1940 Federal Population Census on April 2, 2012. The entire 1940 census is available online today exclusively at 1940census.archives.gov, the official U.S. government website for the 1940...

2011-12-20 11:59:00

Jose Andres and Zina Kramer are newest members of the board WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for the National Archives is pleased to announce the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. Jose Andres and Zina Kramer will join the various other civic leaders, acclaimed historians, prominent executives, and community advocates on the board in leading the Foundation in its many educational and development-related initiatives. Their...