OCLC and ebrary Sign Agreement to Add ebook Records, Links to WorldCat

New partnership will help libraries make ebook holdings more visible, accessible through WorldCat

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 24, 2010—OCLC and ebrary, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, are working together to add records for the ebrary ebook catalog to WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive database for discovery of library resources.

ebrary’s growing selection of over 170,000 authoritative ebooks in all subject areas will be represented in WorldCat with a link to the ebrary platform. Libraries that subscribe to ebrary ebooks can have ebrary set holdings automatically for the relevant records. WorldCat Local authenticated users will then be able to link directly to ebrary ebooks from the corresponding WorldCat records. Web users searching through WorldCat.org will be able link to the ebrary platform to preview the ebooks and find out how their library might be able to access them. Libraries may choose to share records for their own theses and dissertations, special collections, and other electronic documents hosted by ebrary.

“We, at ebrary, are very pleased to have entered into this partnership with OCLC,” said Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary. “This is something that our customers have been requesting from us for a long time, and we are very happy to have done this. Partnerships like this are important to making information more accessible, providing better integration within library systems and improving the value of our services and our publishers’ content for libraries, which is something we will always try our best to do.”

“Libraries will welcome the addition of records representing the ebrary ebook collection to WorldCat,” said Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development. “OCLC continues to partner with organizations to improve the ability of WorldCat to point to all types of collections, such as Google Books, the HathiTrust Digital Library, database providers and ebook providers such as ebrary. We will continue to work with partners to maximize the visibility and value of libraries’ full collections.”

To find out more about ebook and econtent partnerships with OCLC, contact Bill Carney, OCLC Content Manager, at carneyb@oclc.org.

About ebrary

ebrary helps libraries, corporations, publishers, and consumers get the most out of their digital content. The company offers a growing selection of more than 170,000 digital books, handbooks, reports, maps, journals and other valuable content from over 425 of the world’s leading publishers under flexible subscription, purchase, and usage-based models. Additionally, ebrary offers content services—DASH! (do-it-yourself), Software as a Service (SaaS) and licensed—for customers to cost-effectively distribute their own PDF content online. All ebrary products and services can be integrated and delivered via a single easy-to-use interface that includes powerful tools for finding, discovering, and managing information. With ebrary InfoTools™, every word in the ebrary system is a network to other online resources of the customer’s choice, extending content value while increasing end-user knowledge and efficiencies. Founded in 1999, ebrary is privately held and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, USA. More information about ebrary is at www.ebrary.com.

About OCLC

Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC is a nonprofit library service and research organization that has provided computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, eContent, preservation, library management and Web services to 71,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories. OCLC and its member libraries worldwide have created and maintain WorldCat, the world’s richest online resource for finding library materials. Search WorldCat.org on the Web at www.worldcat.org. For more information, visit www.oclc.org.