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Spanish Language Books Now Online At ebrary

    Mountainview (ots) - Libraries can now offer their patrons simultaneous, multi-user access to a growing database of more than 1'000 Spanish language books online - at any time, from anywhere. ebrary (www.ebrary.com), a leading provider of information distribution and retrieval services today announced the availability of its Spanish language collection provided by e-Libro, the leading digital e-publisher in the Spanish book market. The new collection is available as part of the ebrarian(tm) for Libraries database, which features more than 13'000 searchable, full-text titles from over 130 leading academic, trade and professional publishers.

    "As the Hispanic community in the U.S. as well as other countries continues to grow, it is increasingly important to provide patrons and students with the resources they need to learn Spanish and better understand the Hispanic culture," said Sergio Cabello, CEO of e-Libro. "At the same time, it is equally important for Spanish speaking students and others to be able to access the books that they require to further their education. By providing a growing database of Spanish language books, ebrary addresses a number of important needs."

    ebrary's new online Spanish collection spans academic subject areas including business & economics, political science and sociology as well as important documents related to U.S. citizenship. The ebrarian for Libraries database also features powerful, easy-to-use research tool that among other benefits, allow patrons to automatically link to knowledge resources such as definitions, biographical information, maps and more by selecting words or phrases. ebrarian integrates with existing library catalog systems and digital resources, and ebrary provides full MARC records.

    "ebrary's goal is to help libraries facilitate information and knowledge sharing globally, regardless of geographical or language barriers," said Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary. "Adding collections in foreign languages such as Spanish, which is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, is key to achieving this goal. "

    Price and Availability

    ebrarian for Libraries is available now to libraries worldwide. ebrary charges an affordable, annual flat rate based on library size and type. Small libraries may be eligible for special pricing of $2,000 for an annual subscription. For more information or to enroll in a free 30-day trial visit www.e-libro.com or www.ebrary.com.

    About E-libro.com

    Based in Miami, and branches in Buenos Aires, Mexico and Madrid, E-libro.com is the leading digital e-publisher in the Spanish book market. Since 1998, E-libro.com has amassed the most complete collection of e-books in the Spanish region with some of the most prestigious publishers and authors in Latin America and Spain. Some of the most important authors that E-libro.com includes Laura Esquivel, Isidoro Blaisten, Mario Benedetti, Fernando Soto Aparicio, Ernesto Sabato, Mempo Giardinelli, Jose Bianco, Marcos Aguinis and others. Its online e-book store is one of the most visited by Spanish-speaking users. E-libro.com is privately held and is funded by El Cid Editor, Inc. and Libronauta S.A. For more information, please visit www.e-libro.com and www.libronauta.com.

    About ebrary

    ebrary is a leading provider of information distribution and retrieval services. The company's customizable ebrarian solution combines powerful software with copyright-protected books, journals, periodicals and other online documents provided by more than 130 of the world's leading publishers. The ebrarian solution enables libraries, institutions and other organizations to give their users access to authoritative materials and customizable research tools that allow them to automatically access additional materials, biographical information, maps, translations, definitions and more when words or phrases are selected. ebrary's publishing partners benefit from new sales and marketing opportunities on the Internet. ebrary is privately held and is funded by Random House Ventures LLC, Pearson plc and The McGraw-Hill Companies. For more information, visit www.ebrary.com.

    ebrary and ebrarian are trademarks of ebrary, Inc.

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