NetLibrary tops 200,000 eBooks, adds 35 new publishers

Received this press release from Bob Murphy at OCLC:

35 new publishers add more multilingual content to NetLibrary eBook and eAudiobook collections

NetLibrary now offers more than 200,000 eBooks and more than 13,000 eAudiobooks from more than 550 publishers

More titles, more choices for library users worldwide

DUBLIN, Ohio, October 9, 2009—OCLC’s NetLibrary, the leading provider of eBooks and eAudiobooks to libraries worldwide, now offers more than 200,000 eBooks and over 13,000 eAudiobooks from more than 550 publishers in a variety of subject areas and disciplines.

“NetLibrary is the first eContent provider to offer academic, public, special and school library users access to more than 200,000 eBook titles,” said Suzanne Kemperman, OCLC Director of Publisher Relations.  “With more new and international publishers, OCLC continues to offer libraries and their users worldwide more choices for access to the electronic content they want.”

NetLibrary’s multilingual eBooks include reference, business, computer science and information technology titles, best-selling fiction and more from the world’s leading publishers of scholarly, trade, STM and reference eContent.

NetLibrary offers comprehensive collections in all core subject areas including humanities, physical sciences, technology, medicine and literature.  Libraries can choose from tens of thousands of front-list and best-selling trade titles; ready reference materials including encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories and handbooks; and resources for students, teachers and faculty.  NetLibrary also offers services and tools to help libraries streamline acquisitions, integrate eBooks into an integrated library system, and facilitate discovery of collections.

NetLibrary eAudiobooks integrate seamlessly with a library’s existing NetLibrary eBook collections, providing library users with a single point of access.  Thousands of library users worldwide have already discovered how easy it is to download and transfer eAudiobooks through the NetLibrary Media Center, which provides fast downloads, automatic software updates and support for a wide range of portable devices including the iPod and iPhone.  With a single click, the NetLibrary Media Center allows the user to checkout an eAudiobook, acquire the user license, and download the title to a PC or portable listening device.

With increasing worldwide demand for electronic content, NetLibrary continues to enhance and expand its catalog by partnering with preeminent publishers.  In recent months, NetLibrary has added content from the following publishers:

* American Psychiatric Publishing  www.appi.org
* Ascendant Audio  www.ascendantaudiobooks.com
* Ashgate  www.ashgate.com/
* Athabasca University  www.aupress.ca/
* Audio Holdings, LLC
* AVA Publishing  www.avabooks.ch/index.php
* BBC Audiobooks America  www.bbcaudiobooksamerica.com/
* Berkshire Publishing Group  www.berkshirepublishing.com
* Berrett-Koehler Publishers  www.bkconnection.com
* Campus Verlag  www.campus.de
* Christianaudio  http://christianaudio.com/
* Dorling Kindersley  www.dk.com/
* Dunod  www.dunod.com/
* Emereo  www.emereo.org/
* F+W Media  www.fwmedia.com
* Grey House  www.greyhouse.com
* Groupe Eyrolles  www.eyrolles.com
* Guides de voyage Ulysse  www.ulyssesguides.com/
* Harvard University Press  www.hup.harvard.edu/
* High Bridge Audio  www.highbridgeaudio.com/index.html
* Hunter House Publishing  www.hunterhouse.com/
* Linkgua  www.linkgua.com
* McGraw-Hill Education Europe, Middle East, and Africa  www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/
* Methuen Drama  www.acblack.com/methuendrama/
* Naxos  www.naxosaudiobooks.com/home.htm
* Omnigraphics  www.omnigraphics.com/
* Osprey Publishing  www.ospreypublishing.com/
* Presses de l’Universite du Quebec (PUQ)  www.puq.uquebec.ca/fr/
* Reaktion Books  www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/
* Rough Guides  www.roughguides.com/
* Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain  www.rpsgb.org.uk
* Sellier European Law Publishers  www.sellier.de
* Teacher Created Materials  www.teachercreated.com
* The Institution of Engineering and Technology  www.theiet.org/publishing/
* WestED  www.wested.org

A complete list of NetLibrary publishers is available on the Web site at http://company.netlibrary.com/PublisherPartners.aspx.  For more information about titles available through NetLibrary, contact a NetLibrary representative by sending an e-mail to:  libservices@netlibrary.com.

Visit the OCLC booth 4.2 L433 at the Frankfurt Book Fair, October 14-18, to learn more about NetLibrary.

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 60,450 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 on the Web at www.worldcat.org.  For more information, visit www.oclc.org.

OCLC NetLibrary provides content and technical delivery solutions to institutional libraries, corporations and government agencies that facilitate the purchase, management and distribution of research, reference, digital learning and general interest content via Web-based technologies.  NetLibrary’s eContent solution is the most broadly adopted in the market, making more than 200,000 eBooks, 6,300 eJournals, 13,000 eAudiobooks, and 83 databases available through more than 17,000 libraries worldwide. For more information, visit www.oclc.org/netlibrary/.

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