From an ebrary press release:
ebrary Launches Free H1N1 (Influenza) Searchable Information Center
New Site Makes PDF Documents from Government Agencies and Other Authoritative Sources More Discoverable
November 16, 2009 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced that it has created a publicly available research center featuring a highly interactive, searchable database of documents pertaining to the H1N1 influenza pandemic. Available today at http://h1n1.ebrary.com, the new site contains a growing selection of reports, papers, newsletters, posters, and other important materials from government agencies and other trusted sources.
“Like many people, ebrary employees have been experiencing fear, confusion, and frustration regarding H1N1 as a number of us have young children, and others have loved ones with medical conditions that put them at higher risk,” said Kevin Sayar, President of ebrary. “In the course of doing research ourselves, we realized that we can help people find answers to their questions regarding H1N1 by making vital information more accessible.”
“A good portion of the world’s most important information is currently trapped within PDF documents, which cannot be easily searched, used, or managed online,” said Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary. “We are proud to use our technology to make critical data within many different types of documents available to anyone seeking information regarding the growing H1N1 pandemic.”
ebrary’s new H1N1 (Influenza) Searchable Information Center provides extensive research capabilities including the following:
• Multiple options for searching, navigating, and browsing
• ebrary InfoTools™, which turns every word into a portal to additional information on the web
• Notes and highlights
• Ability to copy/paste and print text with automatic citations and URL hyperlinks back to the source
• Personal bookshelves with moveable folders that can be emailed to others
About ebrary (www.ebrary.com)
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 350 of the world’s leading publishers under flexible subscription, purchase, and usage-based models. Additionally, ebrary offers e-publishing services for customers to cost-effectively distribute their own PDF content online on ebrary’s servers or their own.
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 customers’ choice, extending their value while increasing end-user knowledge and efficiencies.
Founded in 1999, ebrary is privately held and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, USA.