ebrary Announces New Pilot Program for Public
Libraries with Free Access for Local Schools
May 24, 2010 07:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--To help public libraries address the growing needs of
school students, job seekers, and other library patrons, ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and
technologies, today announced a new pilot program that combines more than 20,000 e-books from leading
publishers under a simultaneous, multi-user access subscription model; free access for local public high schools; do-
it-yourself e-publishing tools; and complimentary marketing services.
“Today’s public libraries play a more important role than ever before, especially in light of the current economy,”
said Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary. “In many cases, public libraries are an important resource for local
schools, which have been hit hard in terms of materials budgets. They also serve as career counselor, helping
unemployed patrons find work and others build their careers. Furthermore, public libraries are often the only place
where patrons who do not own computers can gain access to government forms and other critical information. With
this program, we aim to give public libraries a helping hand to address these and other community needs.”
Available today, ebrary’s Public Library Complete Pilot Program includes the following:
l A growing collection of more than 20,000 full-text e-books publishers such as Random House, Penguin, The
McGraw-Hill Companies, and Taylor & Francis in multiple subject areas for schools & studying, career
development, fiction, practical life skills, arts & leisure, and more. Preview the selection at
l Affordable, subscription-based pricing with simultaneous, multi-user access – No checkouts required.
l Free access for local public high schools.
l DASH!™ (Data, Sharing Fast) for uploading, integrating, and sharing searchable databases of government