February 26, 2007–Palo Alto, CA– Adding to its growing roster of more than 260 publishing partners, ebrary® (www.ebrary.com), a leading provider of eContent services and technology, today announced that it has partnered with Blackwell Publishing, Yale University Press, and Columbia University Press. ebrary´s new publishing partners will distribute several thousand eBooks across a broad range of academic subjects through the ebrary platform to libraries worldwide, under a variety of pricing and access models.
"It is fitting that as we enter into our second century, we begin to establish partnerships that will help us fulfill our founding mission–to aid in the discovery and dissemination of knowledge– well into the future," said John Donatich, Director of Yale University Press. "With this in mind, we are very pleased to be working with ebrary and excited by the new opportunities that this relationship will afford."
"ebrary is proud to enhance our offering with authoritative content in all academic subject areas from some of the world´s most renowned publishers," said Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary. "We feel our partnerships will provide great value to our library customers by offering their patrons the information they need online, while providing our publishing partners with new channels for growing their digital content businesses."
About Yale University Press
Founded in 1908 by George Parmly Day, and his wife Wilhelmina, Yale University Press is one of the oldest and largest American university presses. The publications of the Press are books and other materials that further scholarly investigation, advance interdisciplinary inquiry, stimulate public debate, educate both within and outside the classroom, and enhance cultural life. In its commitment to increasing the range and vigor of intellectual pursuits within the university and elsewhere, Yale University Press continually extends its horizons to embody university publishing at its best.
About Blackwell Publishing
Blackwell Publishing is the world´s leading society publisher, partnering with 665 medical, academic, and professional societies. Blackwell publishes over 800 journals and has over 6,000 books in print. The company employs over 1,000 staff members in offices in the US, UK, Australia, China, Singapore, Denmark, Germany, and Japan and officially merged with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.´s Scientific, Technical, and Medical business in February 2007. Blackwell´s mission as an expert publisher is to create long-term partnerships with our clients that enhance learning, disseminate research, and improve the quality of professional practice. For more information on Blackwell Publishing, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com or www.blackwell-synergy.com.
Titles available from ebrary will reflect the broad range of Blackwell´s list. Sample titles include:
*A Companion to Shakespeare´s Works, Volumes I-IV, edited by Richard Dutton and Jean Howard (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture series)
*Who´s Who in the Age of Alexander the Great, by Waldemar Heckel
*Dewhurst´s Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Postgraduates, Sixth Edition, edited by Keith Edmonds
*Surgery at a Glance, Third Edition, by Pierce Grace and Neil Borley
About Columbia University Press
Columbia University Press was founded in 1893. The Press recently celebrated its 110th year of continuous publishing activities, making it the fourth oldest University Press in America. Notable highlights in its history include the publication of the Columbia Encyclopedia in 1935, the acquisition of the Granger´s Index to Poetry in 1945, the introduction of the three Sources anthologies of Indian, Japanese and Chinese classic works in the 1950s, and over the years the publication of numerous literary luminaries including Julia Kristeva, Edward Said, John Rawls, Theodore Adorno, and Gilles Deleuze.
With facilities in mid-town Manhattan and Irvington, NY, the Press currently publishes 150 new titles every year in the fields of history, religion, philosophy, international affairs, Asian Studies, science, literature, economics, business, and social work.
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.