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NewspaperDirect Launches Digital Newspaper Service For Libraries

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK--Jan. 6, 2004-- NewspaperDirect, a technology company specializing in the digital delivery of same-day editions of newspapers from around the world, will be launching a digital newspaper service for libraries at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting. This service enables libraries to provide their patrons with same-day editions of out-of-state and international newspapers. The company's technology provides the flexibility to print on industry standard laser printers or view replicas online in a web browser. NewspaperDirect's catalog of titles includes more than 185 newspapers from around the world. Publishers send files electronically to the company daily, and NewspaperDirect optimizes them for laser printing and online viewing. Titles available on the system include: Los Angeles Times, Boston Herald, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald, La Stampa, Le Monde, Folha De S. Paulo, and Yomiuri Shimbun. "The selection, cost-effectiveness and timeliness of our new service surpass traditional delivery," said NewspaperDirect Vice President of Sales & Marketing Richard K. Miller. "Our pilot at the Vancouver Public Library demonstrates that libraries can cut costs, reduce waste and offer a wider selection of newspapers with our service." NewspaperDirect will be demonstrating its print and online systems at the ALA Midwinter Conference January 9-12, 2004 in San Diego, CA. In addition, NewspaperDirect will be raffling off a free contract for the service to eligible U.S. libraries at the conference.