Blackwell's to Distribute Ebooks' New Library Offering

Jun 29, 2004

Ebooks Corporation, a supplier of electronic books, and Blackwell's Book Services, supplier of books and bibliographic support services to libraries, have announced a Heads of Agreement for a strategic partnership. The agreement names Blackwell's as the exclusive North American-based distributor of Ebook Library (EBL), ebooks Corporation's forthcoming library product. EBL is an ebook lending platform that will include titles from academic publishers across all disciplines, concentrating in the areas of science, technology, and medicine. Development is in progress to integrate EBL ebooks into Collection Manager, Blackwell's Web-based collection development and acquisition system. This integration would enable Blackwell's customers to browse and purchase ebooks along with their print books or other materials.