ebrary Launches New eBook Ordering Platform (eBOP), Integrates with Leading Book Distributors

January 17, 2007–Palo Alto, CA–ebrary®, a leading provider of eContent service and technology, today announced the availability of eBOP, its new online ordering platform. Available today, eBOP makes it easy for librarians to preview thousands of eBooks and other authoritative content, purchase and subscribe to individual titles, or create a custom collection on-the-fly.

Additionally, ebrary has integrated eBOP with YBP´s GOBI® online databases and Blackwell´s Collection Manager, enabling librarians to acquire ebrary content within their existing workflow. eBOP and the ebrary platform may also be licensed by organizations that need to distribute and sell their own PDF content online.

"One of our goals at ebrary is to provide our customers with a flexible system so that they may obtain the content that they need, the way they want it," said Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary. "By developing this new ordering system, and making it available to other vendors and publishers, librarians can now purchase eContent from a number of sources, under a variety of different models. In this manner ebrary may facilitate the library´s information workflow."

The ebrary ordering platform features the following functionality:

*Search through tens of thousands of eBooks and other documents from more than 260 leading publishers. Choose multiple searching options including simple (keyword/ full text) and advanced, with support for Boolean logic in each case.

*Preview titles in full text before making a purchasing decision.

*Select a pricing model for each title. ebrary offers both subscription and ownership.

*Choose an access model for each title–All subscription titles are simultaneous, multi-user access. ebrary offers both single or multi-user access for most purchased titles.
*Automatically calculate your costs for purchased titles.

*Instantly create a custom collection, mixing and matching payment and access models for each title.

*Create a personalized portal that stores and manages selected titles.

*View title recommendations across all eBOP selectors within an organization.

About ebrary (www.ebrary.com)

ebrary® is a leading provider of eContent services and technology. The company helps libraries, publishers, and other organizations disseminate valuable information to end users, while improving end-user research and document interaction.

The company has developed a flexible eContent platform, which customers may use in a number of different, integrated capacities: ebrary customers may purchase or subscribe to eBooks and other content under a variety of pricing and access models, and they may license the ebrary platform to distribute, sell, and market their own content online. All options are delivered using a customizable interface and include the ebrary Reader with InfoTools software, which enable integration with other resources to provide an economical and efficient way to utilize information.

ebrary currently offers a growing selection of more than 120,000 eBooks and other titles from more than 260 leading publishers and aggregators.

For four consecutive years, ebrary has been named to the eContent 100 list of "companies that matter most" in the digital content industry.

Founded in 1999, ebrary is privately held and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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