24 October 2013 News Releases

ProQuest Signs O’Reilly Media for ebrary Ebooks

Libraries are better equipped to support the academic and professional success of their researchers now that vital technical titles from O’Reilly Media are available on the ebrary platform.

Libraries are better equipped to support the academic and professional success of their researchers now that vital technical titles from O’Reilly Media are available on the ebrary platform.

ebrary®, a ProQuest business, now offers more than 2,500 titles for perpetual purchase from O’Reilly Media, Microsoft Press, and several publishers distributed by O'Reilly Media including Maker Media, Rocky Nook, Rosenfeld Media, JIST, TIDBits and XML Press. Offering topics such as programming, open source software, operating systems, big data, interface design and more, the O’Reilly selection aligns with key academic programs, enabling users to gain both foundational technical skills and deep technical expertise. The selection is available to academic and public libraries globally.

"Unreliable resources can be detrimental to any information seeker. Those who aspire to succeed in demanding technical fields have no time to waste and require access to current information from accredited sources," said Leslie Lees, Vice President of Content Development, Ebooks, ProQuest. By partnering with O'Reilly, we're empowering libraries to help users find the technical answers that they need and to find them quickly."

With more than 14 years of input from librarians, publishers and end-users, the ebrary platform enables researchers to easily find answers, 24/7, from all devices including the iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch® and all flavors of Android. Currently integrating with, EBL - Ebook Library, fellow ebook pioneer and ProQuest business, the two companies will offer an unparalleled ebook experience with the widest content offering, most innovative acquisition models, and complete end-to-end workflow solutions. Customers will benefit from the ongoing enhancements to both the ebrary and EBL platforms in the interim and later the combined ebook platform in late 2014.

"O'Reilly is excited to have our content available through ebrary's platform" said Pascal Honscher, General Manager of Corporate Development, O'Reilly Media. "ebrary has a strong presence in the library ebook market, and provides us with a great opportunity to offer titles to many readers who might not otherwise see our content."

About O'Reilly Media
O'Reilly spreads the knowledge of innovators through its technology books, online services, magazines, research, and tech conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, O'Reilly has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

About ebrary (www.ebrary.com)
ebrary is a leading provider of ebooks and research technology to libraries worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company offers more than 450,000 ebooks from over 500 trusted publishers under flexible models including subscription like the award-winning Academic Complete™, perpetual archive (purchase), patron driven acquisition, and short-term loans. A ProQuest® business, ebrary is currently integrating with EBL - Ebook Library (www.eblib.com), fellow ebook pioneer and ProQuest company, to provide an unparalleled ebook solution, built on over 24 years of combined experience.

About ProQuest (www.proquest.com)
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world's knowledge — from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

ProQuest's massive information pool is made accessible in research environments that accelerate productivity, empowering users to discover, create, and share knowledge.

An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks®, and Pivot services, as well as its' Summon® web-scale discovery service. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.