ebrary Platform Available in French



    Customers and End-Users May Now Choose Among Four Different Languages

    PALO ALTO, CALIF., June 6 /CNW/ - ebrary(R) (www.ebrary.com), a leading
provider of eContent services and technology, today announced that the ebrary
Reader(TM) and interface are now available in French as well as English,
Spanish, and Portuguese. The new development helps librarians meet the needs
of multicultural end-users, who can change the display language on the fly. It
also adds another language option for publishers or any organization that need
a cost-effective way to share and distribute non-English content online.

    "ebrary is committed to developing products to meet the needs of our
customers around the world," said Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary. "In
addition to providing a richer experience for end-users, our support of French
as a native language interface addresses the needs of institutions worldwide
that are becoming more culturally diverse. We look forward to offering even
more language options in the future."

    Libraries and other organizations that use the ebrary platform to acquire
content under a variety of business models or to distribute their own
proprietary content online may choose any of the four languages as the
default. End-users may change the display language at any time using a
pull-down menu on the ebrary interface.

    Additional key features and benefits of the ebrary platform include the
following:

    --  Flexible options for acquiring content, under a variety of pricing
and access models.

    --  Any time, anywhere access.

    --  InfoTools(TM) enables integration within the library catalog and
other resources as well as contextual linking to information on the web.
End-users never lose their place of reference.

    --  Translate text to and from different languages, including English and
French.

    --  The ebrary Reader delivers documents online, page-by-page,
eliminating cumbersome downloads.

    --  Multiple search options including simple, advanced, full-text, and
key word.

    --  Personal bookshelves automatically save links to highlights, notes,
and bookmarks.

    --  Automatic, customizable citations when pages are printed or when text
is copied and pasted. ebrary citations include a URL hyperlink back to the
source.

    --  Usage statistics provided.

    --  Hosted solution eliminates overhead costs.

    --  Easy PDF submission.

    --  Simple meta-tagging.

    --  Support and training tools.

    --  Ability to customize and further integrate with ebrary APIs.

    For an overview of the technology, view the Flash demo at
http://www.ebrary.com/corp/collateral/flash/QuickStart. Organizations
interested in licensing the platform are welcome to email sales@ebrary.com.

    About ebrary (www.ebrary.com)

    ebrary(R) is a leading provider of eContent services and technology. The
company helps libraries, publishers, and other organizations disseminate
valuable information to end-users, while improving end-user research and
document interaction.

    The company has developed a flexible eContent platform, which customers
may use in a number of different, integrated capacities: ebrary customers may
purchase or subscribe to eBooks and other content under a variety of pricing
and access models, and they may license the ebrary platform to distribute,
sell, and market their own content online. All options are delivered using a
customizable interface and include the ebrary Reader(TM) with InfoTools(TM)
software, which enable integration with other resources to provide an
economical and efficient way to utilize information.

    ebrary currently offers a growing selection of more than 120,000 eBooks
and other titles from more than 260 leading publishers and aggregators.

    For four consecutive years, ebrary has been named to the EContent 100
list of "companies that matter most" in the digital content industry.

    Founded in 1999, ebrary is privately held and is headquartered in Palo
Alto, CA.




For further information:

For further information: Wagner Communications Tish Wagner,
+1-707-963-8935 (Media) tish.wagner@ebrary.com

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