Mountainview (ots) - ebrary(TM) (www.ebrary.com), a leading
provider of information distribution and retrieval services, today
announced that it has licensed its technology to Byron Hoyt
(www.byronhoyt.com), the premier provider of resources for musical
excellence, to make more than 7'000 classical sheet music and
educational titles available online to libraries worldwide. Over the
next few months, the Byron Hoyt collection will grow to include
hundreds of thousands of pages of sheet music for bands, orchestras,
instruments and vocalists, spanning a wide range of genres from
classical to jazz, country, pop and rock & roll.
"Sheet music is a subject area that has long been overlooked by
the majority of database vendors despite the fact that a significant
number of patrons and students study or are interested in music,"
said Michael Keller University Librarian, and Director of Academic
Information Resources for Stanford University. "By offering a vast
collection of quality music that can be downloaded anytime, from
anywhere, Byron Hoyt and ebrary offer a significant advantage to
Under terms of the agreement, ebrary will help distribute Byron
Hoyt's collection as a standalone database to libraries. The Byron
Hoyt collection may be seamlessly integrated with the ebrarian for
libraries database, which features over 13'000 digitized books in key
subject areas including business & economics, computers & technology
and social sciences from over 130 leading academic, trade and
"One of the most wonderful things about music is that it is truly
a universal language-when listened to or when read-it transcends the
barrier of language," said Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary. "
Making sheet music and educational materials accessible online is a
great opportunity for libraries to provide valuable services to their
Byron Hoyt is committed to the acquisition and sharing of musical
knowledge," said Gregory Cheng, Proprietor of Byron Hoyt. Partnering
with ebrary helps us to achieve this goal, and at the same time,
helps us to quickly and efficiently tap new online markets."
Byron Hoyt inaugurates its digital sheet music collection with
this partnership and more than 100'000 pages of music from Theodore
Presser's CD Sheet Music product.
"CD Sheet Music's application for libraries is especially strong
due to the extensive number of seminal works from the classical genre
and the quality of those files," said Thomas Broido, President of
Theodore Presser Company and President of the Music Publisher's
Association. " In ebrary and Byron Hoyt we have found the ideal
partners to deliver to institutions around the globe."
Pricing and Availability
ebrary is currently accepting orders for the Byron Hoyt sheet music
collection. Libraries that sign up prior to December 31, 2002 may
take advantage of the companies' introductory offer, which includes
an annual subscription to the Byron Hoyt online database for $1'950
and one dozen free CDs.
For more information about ebrarian for Libraries, ebrary's
searchable database of more than 13'000 full-text books or to enroll
in a free 30-day trial, visit www.ebrary.com.
About Byron Hoyt
Byron Hoyt is the premier provider of resources for musical
excellence. Founded in 1960, the company continues to foster a
musical community in the time-honored tradition of acquiring and
sharing musical knowledge. Byron Hoyt serves musicians around the
globe from its downtown San Francisco location by providing access to
the broadest selection of sheet music (currently, over 350'000
traditional titles are available online at www.byronhoyt.com) as well
as access to some of the most knowledgeable people in the sheet music
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.
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