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Volume 19, Issue 6 June 2002
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ebrary Offers New Pricing Option, Announces Agreements

ebrary, Inc. has announced that it has added an "all-you-can-eat" pricing option for its ebrarian for Libraries service. The company also announced that it has partnered with three international resellers to distribute ebrarian for Libraries to global markets.

Pricing Plan

According to the announcement, many libraries favor the all-you-can-eat option because it permits easier budget allocation. It also includes an annual license fee plus a fixed charge based on FTE, which allows patrons unlimited print/copy transactions.

Alternatively, libraries can choose the initial pricing option in which patrons set up accounts with ebrary and pay for their own print/copy transactions. The average cost per print/copy transaction is 15 to 50 cents per page.

ebrary is continually expanding its collection, and there is no extra charge during the subscription year as its database grows. ebrary has recently added approximately 1,000 new titles from established publishers to its online collection, which it is now offering as part of the ebrarian service.

According to the announcement, ebrarian for Libraries is an affordable new service for desktop delivery of authoritative content. It integrates with existing catalog systems and other digital resources through the use of MARC records, which are included. With ebrarian, libraries can now give patrons simultaneous, multiuser access to more than 6,000 full-text titles from more than 100 publishers.

ebrarian for Libraries also features advanced research tools that enable patrons to automatically link from any word or phrase in any document to additional resources such as bibliographies, maps, and translations.

Resellers Agreement

Under terms of an agreement, Coutts Library Services, which has been selling products and services to libraries since 1969, will resell ebrarian to libraries throughout the U.K., Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

iGroup, one of the largest providers of information services in the Asia-Pacific region, is distributing ebrarian throughout Asia, Australia, and New Zealand., a provider of information services for the Spanish-language market, is distributing the ebrarian service throughout Latin America and Spanish-language libraries in the U.S. Additionally, E-libro is licensing the ebrarian platform to market the service to Spanish-speaking customers and is providing ebrary with Spanish-language content to distribute via its online channels.

Source: ebrary, Inc., Mountain View, CA, 650/230-0708;

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