|Micromedia, Ltd., a division of IHS Canada, has announced a partnership
with NewsBank, Inc., one of the largest distributors of newspaper content
in the education and library markets worldwide. Micromedia has also announced
a partnership with Books24x7.com to offer its IT Pro product for libraries.
As a result of its agreement with NewsBank, Micromedia becomes a value-added
reseller for NewsBank products. This alliance includes U.S. and international
newspaper and curriculum content from leading publishers worldwide. According
to the announcement, NewsBank Web and CD-ROM products will be available
seamlessly from Micromedia.
"As Canada's largest electronic reference and research publisher, we
know that the Internet and Web are changing everything," said Stephen Abram,
vice president of corporate development at IHS Canada/Micromedia. "We are
delighted to join forces with NewsBank. NewsBank is a high-quality electronic
publisher and, as such, is a perfect partnership for us. This relationship
strengthens our leadership position in providing Canadians with high-value-added
content in the context of global information."
According to the announcement, Micromedia's IT Pro delivers best-of-class
content from the industry's top publishers of technical books and journals.
More than just e-books, IT Pro is aggregated into a single repository and
integrated with breakthrough search technology. IT Pro is fast becoming
the Web-based learning resource for IT professionals and students.
As a result of the agreement, Micromedia becomes a value-added reseller
for Books24x7.com's products. Micromedia will now be able to offer information
technology professionals immediate access to trusted, technical information
from a variety of leading publishers, such as Microsoft Press, Macmillan,
Sybex, and many more. Available via Micromedia Canada's Information Resource
Centre, the collection contains information on more than 100 technical
categories, including Web development, networking, database development,
programming, operating systems, and enterprise computing.
"Our partnership with Books24x7.com allows us to offer libraries an
information service that will help them to keep up with today's rapidly
evolving technology environment," said Abram. "This unique product is continually
enhanced with newly published content so that libraries can provide the
latest information while keeping costs under control."
Source: Micromedia, Ltd., Toronto, 416/362-5211; http://www.micromedia.on.ca.