Borrow Anywhere Return Anywhere Library Program Launched

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first_imgImagine borrowing a book from the Cape Breton University Library and returning it to the Alderney Gate Library in Dartmouth or borrowing a book from Dalhousie University with your Western Counties Regional Library card, without a membership fee. Education Minister Marilyn More launched the Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere program today, Oct. 21, to make these things a reality. The new service allows library card holders access to more than 100 libraries in the province, with no fees for borrowers, which were charged to out-of-town or off-campus borrowers. “Nova Scotians are voracious library users, borrowing more than seven million items last year from public libraries alone,” Ms. More said. “This innovative program gives each library user a whole province full of choices. In other words, it’s your library, everywhere you are. And with no fees, it makes life more affordable for families too.” Developed by Libraries Nova Scotia, a collaboration of all public, college and university libraries in the province, the program creates seamless, barrier-free library access. “Libraries want to be as equitable and accessible as possible to all Nova Scotians,” said Trudy Amirault, regional library director of Western Counties Regional Library. “Our goal is to provide every Nova Scotian with the information, leisure reading or education resources they desire, regardless of location.” “There is a world of discovery for Nova Scotians at the libraries on our university campuses,” said Joyce Thomson, library director at Atlantic School of Theology and co-chair of Libraries Nova Scotia. “We hope that this new service will allow more Nova Scotians to explore our world.” To borrow items, simply bring identification or a public library card to get a free membership at any participating library. To return borrowed items, drop them off at the nearest library. Libraries Nova Scotia was formed by Nova Scotia’s university, college and public libraries to improve library services. More information on the Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere program is available at www.librariesns.ca .last_img read more


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first_imgABB has won an order from Boliden for a three year long-term service agreement (LTSA) for its copper mine in Aitik, Sweden. The contract was awarded in Q4, 2013. Located outside of Gallivare in the far North of the country, Aitik is the largest copper mine in Sweden and one of the most efficient open-pit copper mines in the world. The ABB lifecycle management concept is a business approach that goes beyond short-term success and aims at long-term value creation for the customer. It will help Boliden to identify risks, make qualified decisions and manage available data with the aim to increase availability of ABB equipment.The agreement covers lifecycle management services, remote diagnostic services and scheduled maintenance for two gearless mill drives (GMD). In addition to this service scope, ABB will support Boliden by consulting on ongoing technology upgrades to the installed GMD and ring-geared mill drive (RMD) systems. With this advanced long-term service approach, ABB will help Boliden to extend equipment lifetime, minimise unexpected shutdowns and increase availability of the grinding systems.Boliden Aitik and ABB have a long-standing business relationship: ABB delivered not only the GMD and RMD systems, but also several drive systems, motors, transformers and the extended process control System 800xA in 2006.“Considered one of our preferred suppliers, ABB is now a long-term strategic service partner. The ABB team are reliable and highly proactive and we trust the service team to support us to increase system availability in the grinding process. The concept of one dedicated lifecycle manager facilitates our maintenance and service operations,” said Mats Nordmark, Boliden.The lifecycle management services include a single contact person responsible for all LTSA inquiries, a communication and escalation plan and progress meetings to track open LTSA issues. The agreement also covers ABB’s remote diagnostic services including Support Line (telephone 24/7 and e-mail), troubleshooting (remote emergency support), periodic maintenance reports and condition monitoring of the GMDs.Designed to support critical complex systems, the remote diagnostic services allow ABB engineers to access and troubleshoot GMD systems from anywhere in the world. They can log on to the system remotely, investigate the problems and deliver recommendations for the next step or resolve problems immediately. “Our LTSA with Boliden will enhance the overall system performance and achieve maintenance excellence, while securing predictability in maintenance costs. Our service team in Sweden and Switzerland will stay focused for the entire three years to provide Boliden with the support they need, anytime,” said Remy Lanoue, ABB Global Service Manager for Mining.last_img read more