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ebrary Announces Partnerships with Two Major Publishers

Press release from the issuing company

Mountain View, November 19, 2001 – ebrary, a leading provider of information distribution and retrieval services, today announced that it has signed agreements with two more major publishers to distribute their titles through multiple online channels, including libraries, institutions and other online organizations. The initiative enables ebrary’s new publishing partners to tap new online markets quickly and efficiently while allowing customers using the company’s ebrarian software to give their patrons and users access to authoritative titles ranging from college-level educational books to highly-specialized professional titles and best selling business resources. The announcement of the relationships with Wiley and Greenwood add two significant names to ebrary’s roster of over 80 key publishing partners signed to-date. "For Greenwood Publishing Group, our new relationship with ebrary represents a breakthrough into a completely new approach to electronic publishing," said Wayne Smith, President and CEO of Greenwood Publishing Group. "We've been searching for new ways to reach our customers and increase our sales while still ensuring that our authors receive compensation for their works. ebrary's ability to address digital rights issues within the PDF environment provides the security we've been looking for, as well as an inviting new way to view and use materials in the academic environment We're delighted to participate in the launch and future success of ebrary." Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary, added, "We’re very excited to be working with Wiley and Greenwood, as they represent the best and the brightest among their markets and within the publishing world. By providing us with a wealth of valuable titles, they fulfill an important part of our strategy to provide the standard interface between every web-enabled researcher and every high-value online document." Together, ebrary’s two new publishing partners have many of the best-known, most highly prized titles in the publishing industry.

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