McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing Partners With ebrary for Delivery Of Courseware as Customized eBooks
Online Education Leader to Use the ebrarian Technology Platform for Delivering
Custom eBooks With Unique Research Capabilities
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ebrary(TM) (www.ebrary.com), the leading provider of software and services for the online delivery of copyrighted content, today announced that McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing has selected the ebrarian(TM) software solution as a core technology for its customized Primis Online eBook courseware delivered to students via the Internet. McGraw-Hill's Primis Online is leading the way with eBook customization, offering over 450 market-leading textbooks from which professors can create custom courseware. Students can access these customized course materials from a cobranded website hosted by ebrary, or download their custom eBooks directly from the Primis Online site. In addition, Primis Online's worldwide community of professors and students will benefit from research tools that make every word a learning object and from the ebrary collection of high-quality content. "Our partnership with ebrary will enable students to access their course materials online from any computer at any time and avoid lengthy download times. Professors can enhance their Primis Online eBooks with word-level content interaction and can also supplement course materials with the ebrary collection of authoritative books and other documents -- most of which have never before been available on the web," said Ginny Moffat, vice president and head of McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing. "Needless to say, ebrary also provides great value to students, who have access to the information and tools they need to increase knowledge and comprehension. The ebrarian solution offers us many advantages." "Studies show that providing compelling, interactive content increases retention and is critical to the success of eLearning programs," said Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary. "We're extremely proud that Primis Online, the standard for educational custom publishing, has chosen our ebrarian solution as the platform for their eBook courseware. Not only will this agreement benefit Primis Online customers by providing superior learning resources, it will enable the company to further gain a competitive edge by making interactive content a reality." Dynamic eBooks for Greater Knowledge McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing provides custom solutions in print and electronic formats that enable professors to efficiently and affordably create the exact course materials they need using McGraw-Hill textbooks as well as their own course content. Professors select the appropriate material simply by visiting the Primis Online website (www.mhhe.com/primis/online) and choosing print or online delivery of their custom texts. Online delivery to this point has been through secure downloads. Under terms of the agreement with ebrary, Primis Online will integrate the ebrarian solution into the Primis Online site. Professors can make their custom eBook course materials available to students through a secure cobranded website hosted by ebrary. ebrary InfoTools, which provide powerful research capabilities at the word level, will be customized by Primis Online to allow students to select any word or phrase and link to additional course-related information. In addition, students can rapidly navigate through a displayed document based on simple paging, search results or a table of contents, as well as jump to specific pages. Primis Online will also leverage the ebrarian solution to give students and professors access to the ebrary collection of high-value, copyright-protected content from the world's leading publishers. The ebrarian Solution ebrary has developed a unique, customizable platform for content delivery and content-based eCommerce. Partnering with the world's leading publishers and academic presses, ebrary is also developing online collections in major vertical subject areas. Combining this high-value content with powerful research and comprehension software, ebrary offers a secure and flexible solution for eContent delivery. eLearning providers, publishers, special interest websites, Internet portals and libraries can tap new online markets and increase revenues by making their own content securely available online, accessing relevant content from the ebrary collection or combining content from both. The ebrarian solution includes ebrary InfoTools, which provide advanced eCommerce, research, comprehension and navigation capabilities at the word level. Price and Availability ebrarian is available now to customers and partners in the U.S. and U.K. Pricing varies according to the organizations' individual requirements, including customization and hosting services. For more information call 650-230-0700 or visit www.ebrary.com. About McGraw-Hill Custom Publishing Primis Online is the largest educational database for the higher education market-featuring over 450 best selling McGraw-Hill titles that can be customized in print or digital eBook formats. McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing is a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), a global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor's and Business Week. Founded in 1888, the corporation has more than 400 offices in 33 countries. Sales in 2000 were $4.3 billion. Additional information is available at www.mhhe.com/primis/online and www.mcgraw-hill.com. About ebrary ebrary develops software and services for the secure online delivery of copyrighted content. The ebrarian solution combines powerful research and comprehension software with a rich online library of copyrighted books, journals, periodicals and more that can be freely indexed by search engines via ebrary's open access model. Publishers, special interest websites, Internet portals, libraries and eLearning providers benefit from the ability to tap new online markets and increase revenues through the distribution of high-value content. 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. NOTE: ebrary, ebrarian and web (C)ontent are trademarks of ebrary, Inc. CONTACT: Marty Moe of ebrary, +1-650-230-0752, or email@example.com; or Tish Wagnero of B2PR, +1-770-725-0585, or firstname.lastname@example.org, for ebrary; or Ginny Moffat of McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing, +1-630-789-5073, or Ginny_moffat@mcgraw-hill.com. 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