January 17, 2007–Palo Alto, CA–To make it easy for libraries to acquire eBooks and other authoritative content from world-renowned academic, STM, and professional publishers, ebrary, a leading provider of eContent services and technology, today announced it has partnered with YBP Library Services. With more than 6,000 customers throughout the world, YBP is the world´s leading provider of materials to the academic library community.

Under terms of the agreement, ebrary will integrate its platform and growing selection of eBooks and other titles with YBP´s GOBI online databases, giving libraries the ability to select and manage their print and eBook orders in one familiar place. With the ebrary platform, libraries may preview titles in full-text, choose a payment and access model for each title, then create a custom collection directly through GOBI.

"ebrary offers flexible pricing and access options, which we are very pleased to offer our customers through GOBI," said Linda Gagnon, Senior VP Sales & Marketing, YBP Library Services. "With the ebrary platform, our customers can purchase individual titles with their choice of multi-user or single-user access, subscribe to individual titles or pre-selected databases, or mix and match pricing and access models to meet their individual needs and budget requirements."

"It´s an honor to be working with a bookseller as highly regarded for service and innovation as YBP," said Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary. "We hope to bring a new dimension to eContent for YBP´s customers in the academic community and to work closely with YBP to extend the quality of service and innovation for which they are known."

YBP customers who subscribe or purchase ebrary titles through GOBI benefit from all of the unique features of the ebrary platform, including the ability to seamlessly integrate every title with their catalog, other library resources, and information on the web through ebrary´s unique InfoTools" software. ebrary also provides sophisticated research tools such as personal bookshelves, multiple search and navigation options, and automatic, customizable citations with a URL hyperlink back to the source when text is copied and pasted or printed.

ebrary´s growing selection of eBooks and other valuable content spans all academic subject areas. More than 260 of the world´s leading publishers contribute to the selection including McGraw-Hill, Springer, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, and many university presses such a Yale University Press, Oxford University Press, and Cambridge University Press.

About YBP Library Services

YBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor company, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research, and special libraries in North America and around the world. GOBI, YBP´s online, interactive bibliographic information service, provides access to 2.0 million titles in an English-language database. YBP´s corporate headquarters are in Contoocook, New Hampshire, USA. Further information about the company is available on their web site, www.ybp.com.

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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