Oxford University Press Joins netLibrary to Offer eBook Titles On the Internet

Posted on December 1, 1999

netLibrary, an eBook provider, has announced an agreement with Oxford University Press to offer a selection of the publisher's books digitally over the Internet. Under the agreement, netLibrary will use its technologies to create and manage eBook versions of Oxford University Press academic and reference titles. The eBooks will be made available directly to libraries and their patrons over the Internet.

"We are proud to announce our newly formed relationship with Oxford University Press," said netLibrary President and CEO Timothy R. Schiewe. "This development further solidifies our commitment to provide scholars, researchers, and library patrons the best resources available online."

"Many of our customers are scholars and researchers who require access to scholarly content," said Edward W. Barry, president, Oxford University Press Inc. "netLibrary's cutting-edge technology will help Oxford University Press to reach those customers and provide them with the best service available."

netLibrary has signed agreements with more than 100 publishers of trade, scholarly, academic, and reference books, including Harvard Business Press, ABC-CLIO, Cambridge University Press, Columbia University Press, Marcel Dekker Inc., Houghton-Mifflin, The McGraw-Hill Companies, The MIT Press, O'Reilly and Associates, and now, Oxford University Press. Hundreds of libraries around the world offer their patrons access to netLibrary eBooks via the Internet.