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SOLINET partners with ebrary

SOLINET to Offer ebrary Products to 2,600 Member Libraries in the Southeast

April 5, 2005 � Palo Alto, CA

EBRARY <http://www.ebrary.com/, a leading information services and
technology provider, today announced that it has partnered with the
Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) to distribute the ebrary Dynamic
Content Platform (DCP) to SOLINET's more than 2,600 member libraries at
discounted pricing.  The partnership brings SOLINET members an affordable
solution for providing their patronage with authoritative content and
sophisticated research technology, while enabling ebrary to efficiently
promote its products to the southeastern U.S. library market.

"ebrary's DCP is truly a unique product that solves a number of problems
for librarians and patrons alike," said Timothy Cherubini, SOLINET's
Manager for Program Management & Development. "Not only does ebrary's DCP
provide a number of different collections of full-text books, reports, and
other content from leading publishers, all ebrary collections are
delivered under a simultaneous, multi-user access model."

"Furthermore, ebrary's technology provides multiple options for efficient
search and navigation as well as a bookshelf feature that saves links to
highlights, notes, and bookmarks," continued Cherubini. "With the ebrary
Reader, documents are displayed page-by-page in seconds.  With InfoTools,
patrons can instantly search across content in the DCP, a library's OPAC,
third party databases in the library, and on the Internet.  We are very
excited to offer the ebrary DCP to our member libraries."

"Since 1973, SOLINET has been a leader in providing the library community
with products and services that enhance access to information resources,"
said David Bass, ebrary's Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing. "ebrary is
extremely proud to partner with such a forward-thinking organization, and
we look forward to helping them achieve their mission of building a future
where all libraries are the cornerstones of the world's information


SOLINET is a non-profit membership organization serving more than 2,600
libraries of all types and sizes in ten Southeastern states and the
Caribbean. Primary programs are Member Services, OCLC Services,
Preservation & Access, Electronic Databases, Library Products, Digital
Services, Educational Services, and Consulting. Visit the SOLINET website
at www.solinet.net.

About ebrary

ebrary provides technology solutions and information services that
students, employees, patrons, and staff need to be more productive,
competitive, and knowledgeable.

The company has pioneered the Dynamic Content Platform (DCP), a hosted
information delivery service that features a growing selection of more
than 60,000 titles from more than 200 leading academic, STM, and
professional publishers.  ebrary�s DCP provides simultaneous, multi-user
access to customizable databases of full-text books, reports, maps, and
other authoritative content in multiple subject areas.

ebrary offers server-based, enterprise software solutions, to easily and
cost-effectively create remote collections and virtual content portals,
from any PDF documents stored within a hard drive, database, or content
management system.

All of ebrary's products feature the ebrary Reader, which optimizes online
viewing through the 'real-time' conversion of PDF documents into ebrary's
Exchange Data Format(EDF).  EDF serves any PDF file, regardless of size,
through any connected Internet browser, one page at a time, making the
delivery fast and efficient for the viewer.

InfoTools is an advanced set of software features within the ebrary Reader
that provides much more powerful and efficient research capabilities than
editorial-based linking or multiple search queries. By selecting words
within a current document, end users can instantly link to relevant
information from other EDF or PDF documents, digital databases, and
resources on the Web.

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