ebrary Inks Deals with Three Major University Presses
Harvard University Press, Cornell University Press, and Indiana University Press to Distribute Titles to New Online Markets Through ebrary
January 15, 2002 – Mountain View, CA – Libraries and other institutions will soon be able to offer patrons unlimited online access to full-text, copyright-protected titles from Harvard, Cornell and Indiana university presses. ebrary™ (www.ebrary.com), a leading provider of information distribution and retrieval services, today announced that it has partnered with the three prestigious academic publishers to make valuable content in key subject areas including American history, political science and philosophy available through its online channels. The partnerships will benefit publishers by enabling them to distribute their titles to the growing number of libraries and other institutions that are increasing their budgets for digital resources.
“ebrary has a unique business model that enables us to tap new, highly targeted online markets without cannibalizing our traditional sales channels or jeopardizing copyrights,” said William Sisler, Director of Harvard University Press. “By partnering with ebrary, we can profit from securely distributing our titles to libraries and other markets that are purchasing both digital and hard copy materials. We look forward to working with ebrary on this exciting new venture.”
“Harvard, Cornell and Indiana university presses will greatly enhance our offering to libraries and other institutions that are under increasing pressure to provide their patrons with authoritative, digital materials and online resources,” said Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary. “We are very pleased that these prestigious publishers have chosen ebrary to distribute current, high-value titles to online markets that have the greatest demand for the information they provide.”
In a separate press release, ebrary today announced that it has shipped ebrarian 2.0 with 36 library pilot customers including Yale University Library, Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources and the Peninsula Library System, which is comprised of 34 public and community college libraries. The company additionally announced that ebrarian 2.1, its new products specifically for libraries, will be available in the first quarter of 2002. Visit www.ebrary.com for details.
About Harvard University Press
Around since 1913, Harvard University Press has over 2,800 active titles currently in print. Numerous Harvard publications have received the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, Bancroft Prize, and National Book Critics Circle Award. Harvard is strong in many academic disciplines, and in particular American and European History, Evolutionary Biology, Philosophy, and Political Science.
About Cornell University Press
Cornell University Press was established in 1869. All books that carry its imprints have been approved by a Board of Editors, which consists of members of the Cornell University faculty. Cornell University Press, including ILR Press and Comstock Publishing Associates, publishes general and specialized nonfiction in a wide range of fields. For more information visit http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu.
About Indiana University Press
Indiana University Press was founded in 1950 and is the largest publisher among Big Ten presses and the tenth largest university press in the country. Its mission is to inform and inspire scholars, students, and other thoughtful readers by disseminating ideas and knowledge of global significance, regional importance, and lasting value. The Press's current annual output includes 15 journals and 160 book titles, of which, in a typical year, 115 are original editions, 20 are paperback reprints, 15 are co-publications, and 10 are titles distributed for other presses. They maintain approximately 2,000 books in print, which, together with out-of-print titles, brings their total output to more than 5,000 volumes in fve decades. IU Press has published such world-class scholars and writers as Umberto Eco, Henry Glassie, Melville Herskovits, Russell Hoban, Langston Hughes, Rolfe Humphries, Alfred Kinsey, Henry Mitchell, H.J. Muller, Mark Musa, Robert O'Neil, Scott Sanders, Thomas Sebeok, Russell Weigley, and Eugene Wigner; translations of the works of Beckett, Brecht, Heidegger, Husserl, Kant, Kierkegaard, Octavio Paz, Pushkin, and Voltaire; reprints of Conrad Aiken, John Dewey, Henry James, D.H. Lawrence, Jawaharlal Nehru, Theodore Roethke, Albert Schweitzer, Gene Stratton-Porter, and Booth Tarkington; and published editions of W.D. Howells and C.S. Pierce. These publications and others like them have proved of enduring value and secured Indiana University Press's reputation as a first-class publisher.
ebrary is the leading provider of information distribution and retrieval services. The company’s customizable ebrarian solution combines powerful software with copyright-protected books, journals, periodicals and other online documents provided by more than 100 of the world’s leading publishers. The ebrarian solution enables libraries, institutions and other organizations to give their users access to high-value, authoritative materials and research tools that allow them to interact with content at the word level. ebrary publishing partners benefit from new sales and marketing opportunities on the Internet. ebrary is privately held and is funded by Random House Ventures LLC, Pearson plc and The McGraw-Hill Companies. For more information, visit www.ebrary.com.
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