Local Knowledge Online Partners with ebrary to Provide Individual Subscription Option for Business eBooks

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Danville, CA (Press Release – November 29, 2011) – Local Knowledge Online (LKO), today announced ebrary, a ProQuest business and leading provider of eBooks and research technology, as its newest eBook content partner. Individuals may freely search and browse a comprehensive and current selection of business eBooks from ebrary’s growing collections and for the first time, have the option of subscribing to these collections.

“When ‘locals’ have knowledge that is of interest and value to others, it is referred to as ‘local knowledge’. This knowledge is not always freely accessible or shared with outsiders,” says Kevin Cronin, Founder and President of Local Knowledge Online. “In the online world, local knowledge is hidden or buried in the ‘deep’ Web beyond the reach of conventional search engines and individuals primarily for economic reasons. LKO provides full-text searching, aggregated results, and affordable access to the valuable information securely protected in eReference and eBook databases like ebrary.”

ebrary combines the greatest value and flexibility in business eBooks:

• Reliable information you can trust

• New content added at no cost

• Available 24×7

• Seamless linking to trusted sources

• Free Title Preview

ebrary offers a comprehensive and current selection of eBooks from trusted publishers in all areas of business. Key Publishers include AMACOM, Elsevier, Emerald Group, John Wiley & Sons, Kogan Page and more.

Available today, individual subscriptions to ebrary business eBook collections:

• ebrary General Business – Over 1,700 titles and growing

• ebrary Leadership – Nearly 600 titles and growing

• ebrary Sales & Marketing – Nearly 600 titles and growing

• ebrary Finance – Nearly 600 titles and growing

“In today’s economy, business skills are increasingly critical for individuals seeking to expand or initiate their careers,” said Kevin Sayar, President and General Manager of ebrary. “By furthering our long-time partnership with LKO, we can now offer individuals access to authoritative business information historically only available to them if their employer licensed our eBook collections. We look forward to working with LKO to help individuals be more productive and successful.”

Key features and benefits of LKO include the following:

• eBook search and discovery for professional eBook and eReference content

• Consolidated search results for ebrary, Credo Reference, Amazon and Google Books

• Options for individuals to preview, buy, or subscribe to individual eBooks and collections

• Browser-based access to content, no eReader required

• Trusted, authoritative content from premier publishers

About ebrary

ebrary is a leading provider of e-books and research technology to libraries worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company offers more than 273,000 e-books from over 500 trusted publishers under flexible models including subscription, perpetual archive (purchase), patron driven acquisition, and short-term loans. As YBP Library Service’s preferred e-book partner, ebrary’s titles are available in GOBI™, as well as YBP’s Approval and Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) service. ebrary is the only e-book provider that enables customers to upload and integrate their own digital materials right from their computers with DASH!™ (Data Sharing, Fast) technology as well as apply cross-referencing with multiple online resources with InfoTools™ technology. A ProQuest® business, ebrary is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, USA.

About Local Knowledge Online (LKO)

Local Knowledge Online, http://www.localko.com/, is a new search and discovery tool for eBooks enabling knowledge, information and business professionals to search, discover, preview, buy and subscribe to eBooks. Together with our eContent partners, ebrary and Credo Reference, we offer affordable access for individuals to the most current, relevant, and authoritative information available online. The company is headquartered in California.

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