Volume 27, Number 3, Fall 2005

SOLINET to Offer ebrary Products to 2600 Member Libraries in the Southeast

The Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) has partnered with ebrary®, a leading information services and technology provider, to distribute the ebrary Dynamic Content Platform (DCP) TM to SOLINET’s more than 2600 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 and 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 Timothy Cherubini. “With the ebrary Reader TM , documents are displayed page-by-page in seconds. With InfoTools TM , 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 its founding, 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. Vice President of Sales and 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 infrastructure.”

Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., SOLINET is a non-profit membership organization serving more than 2600 libraries of all types and sizes in ten Southeastern states and the Caribbean. Primary programs are member services, OCLC services, preservation and access, electronic databases, library products, digital services, educational services, and consulting. For additional information visit the SOLINET website.

Founded in 1999, ebrary® is a privately held company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, providing technology solutions and information services that students, employees, patrons, and staff need to be more productive, competitive, and knowledgeable. ebrary’s Dynamic Content Platform is a hosted information delivery service that provides simultaneous, multi-user access to customizable databases of full-text books, reports, maps, and other authoritative content in multiple subject areas.

For further information, contact Timothy Cherubini, SOLINET, 1-800-999-8558 ext. 4992 or by e-mail; Marty Moe, ebrary, (650) 475-8752 or by e-mail; or Tish Wagner, Wagner Communications, (770) 725-0585 or by e-mail.