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ebrary Signs University of Virginia Press, Allen & Unwin, and Other New Publishing Partners.

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- ebrary[R] (www.ebrary.com), a leading provider of eContent services and technology, today announced that it has partnered with a number of new publishers to make authoritative eBooks and other contents available to libraries and other organizations under flexible payment and access models. ebrary's new publishing partners include University of Virginia Press, Allen & Unwin, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), A&C Black, and Vandeplas Publishing.

"ebrary welcomes these new publishing partners, and we look forward to offering their valuable content to our library customers throughout the world," said Leslie Lees, ebrary's Vice President of Content Development. "With these new materials we are able to enhance both our subscription and purchased eBook selections in all academic subject areas, while providing our publishing partners with new revenue opportunities."

About University of Virginia Press

The University of Virginia Press was founded in 1963 to advance the intellectual interests not only of the University of Virginia, but of institutions of higher learning throughout the state. UVaP currently publishes 50 to 60 new titles annually. The UVaP editorial program focuses primarily on the humanities and social sciences with special concentrations in American history, African American studies, architecture, southern studies, literature, ecocriticism, and regional books. While it continuously pursues new titles, UVaP also maintains a backlist of more than 1,000 books in print.

About Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin is one of Australia's leading independent publishers and distributors. This year they will publish 240 titles, ranging from fiction to general non-fiction to children's books. Their academic list enjoys a strong reputation in Australian and Asia-Pacific studies, and also includes the work of many of the region's leading scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and health sciences.

About Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL[R]) is a top-ranked, global provider of executive education that develops better leaders through its exclusive focus on leadership education and research. Founded in 1970 as a nonprofit, educational institution, CCL helps clients worldwide cultivate creative leadership - the capacity to achieve more than imagined by thinking and acting beyond boundaries - through an array of programs, products and other services. Ranked in the Top 10 in the Financial Times annual executive education survey, CCL is headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., with campuses in Colorado Springs, Colo.; San Diego, Calif.; Brussels, Belgium; and Singapore. Its work is supported by more than 500 faculty members and staff.

About A & C Black

A & C Black has an extensive and varied list encompassing books on business, visual arts, sport, fitness and training, and wildlife, as well as a substantial reference list. Their range of books also includes subject dictionaries and language titles that are used by students, translators, and professionals around the world.

About Vandeplas Publishing

Vandeplas Publishing is an independent publisher of law and law-related books covering topics such as bankruptcy law, business law, constitutional law, environmental law, European Union law, medical law, and others.

About ebrary (www.ebrary.com)

ebrary[R] is a leading provider of eContent services and technology. The company helps libraries, publishers, and other organizations disseminate valuable information to end users, while improving end-user research and document interaction.

The company has developed a flexible eContent platform, which customers may use in a number of different, integrated capacities: ebrary customers may purchase or subscribe to eBooks and other content under a variety of pricing and access models, and they may license the ebrary platform to distribute, sell, and market their own content online. All options are delivered using a customizable interface and include the ebrary Reader[TM] with InfoTools[TM] software, which enable integration with other resources to provide an economical and efficient way to utilize information.

ebrary currently offers a growing selection of more than 120,000 eBooks and other titles from more than 260 leading publishers and aggregators.

For four consecutive years, ebrary has been named to the EContent 100 list of "companies that matter most" in the digital content industry.

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