Ebrary To Provide Digital Reproductions of Historical Documents

Posted on May 9, 2001

ebrary, an online research resource, announced that DSI Publishing Group, a division of Digital Scanning, Inc., a provider of conversion and scanning services, will make its collection of early American history reproductions available online through ebrary.com. DSI titles are recreated in an ``as published'' form, retaining the look and feel of the original work. DSI also works with publishers to create POD (print on demand) book files along with ebooks in the Adobe PDF ebook format as well as others.

``Not only does ebrary enable us to share our valuable collection with a wide audience of Internet users, it also gives us competitive advantage,'' said Kate Crane, Vice President of DSI. ``By distributing our historical documents through ebrary, we achieve new revenue opportunities and greater exposure on the Web. We're extremely excited to be a part of ebrary.com and look forward to working with the company as we continue to grow our collection.''

``DSI Publishing adds enormous value to ebrary.com,'' said Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary. ``With electronic facsimiles of quality works such as Reuben Gold Thwaite's 1904 edition of The Original Journals of Lewis and Clark and George Catlin's North American Indians, DSI will help us achieve our goal of providing the most comprehensive collection of authoritative and valuable content available on the Internet.''

ebrary, founded in February, 1999, is an online collection of books, journals, periodicals and digitally archived materials. ebrary.com allows viewers to freely search and peruse its collection of full-text copyright protected books, periodicals, maps, and archival works. ebrary’s users can choose to securely copy or print any portion of a document by paying a small fee. ebrary shares these revenues with publishers and copyright holders.