ebrary Announces Partnerships With John Wiley & Sons and Greenwood Publishing Group

ebrary to Offer Full-Text Access to Online Collections of Important

Professional, Scientific, Medical and Business Titles

Nov 19, 2001, 00:00 ET from ebrary

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ebrary(TM)
 (www.ebrary.com ), 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(TM) 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.
     Wiley (www.wiley.com )
     Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:   JWA, JWB), provides must-
 have content and services to customers worldwide.  Its core businesses include
 scientific, technical, and medical journals, encyclopedias, books, and online
 products and services; professional and consumer books and subscription
 services; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students
 and lifelong learners.  Wiley has publishing, marketing, and distribution
 centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  The
 company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWA and
 JWB.  Wiley's recently relaunched Internet site can be accessed at
 http://www.wiley.com /
     The Greenwood Publishing Group (www.greenwood.com )
     The Greenwood Publishing Group is one of the world's leading publishers of
 academic monographs, reference titles (for university, public, and school
 libraries), college texts, journals, professional books, and electronic
 resources.  With over 18,000 titles in print, GPG publishes some 800 titles
 each year, many of which are recognized with annual awards from Choice,
 Library Journal, The American Library Association, and various scholarly and
 professional organizations.
     About ebrary
     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 80 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 Company.  For more information, visit
 www.ebrary.com .
     ebrary, ebrarian and web (C)ontent are trademarks of ebrary, Inc.
     For further information, please contact Marty Moe of ebrary,
 +1-650-230-0752, marty.moe@ebrary.com; or Tish Wagner of B2PR,
 +1-770-725-0585, tish@b2pr.com, for ebrary.
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