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
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
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.
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.
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,
ebrary and ebrarian are trademarks of ebrary, Inc.
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