Britannica Digital Learning Offers Hundreds of e-Books to Schools and Libraries with iPublishCentral Portal
Powered by iPublishCentral from Impelsys, easy-to-use portal allows schools and libraries to make available hundreds of Britannica reference titles to their students and patrons
New York - June 9, 2011 - Britannica Digital Learning, a leading educational publisher, has published hundreds of new, highly illustrated non-fiction e-book titles for K12 schools, universities, and public libraries. All of these e-books are accessible from Britannica's new easy-to-use e-book portal, www.ebooks.eb.com, designed specifically for the institutions served.
The new Britannica e-book platform was developed in cooperation with Impelsys, a global leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions, with the use of the iPublishCentral software that is used by publishers and professional associations worldwide.
iPublishCentral is a full-service electronic publishing solution that allows publishers to market their content as ebooks, online journals and other electronic products. The platform gives publishers all the tools they need to manage and monetize their digital assets without making significant development investments on their own.
"With the iPublishCentral platform, we've been able to quickly roll out a simple web-based e-book portal that delivers 24/7 access to our e-books from anywhere," said Michael Ross, a senior vice president at Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. and general manager of Britannica Digital Learning. "The portal's full-text search feature, along with linked MARC records for each e-book, make it quick and easy for students and library patrons to find information in Britannica's e-books. Britannica e-books also provide an opportunity for schools and libraries to own digital content - there are no ongoing subscription or platform fees."
According to Ross, institutions can purchase a single-user, multi-user or unlimited-user license for access to the titles on the site. This is the digital equivalent to having one, several or unlimited numbers of a printed book on their library shelves.
"Britannica is one of the most respected names in the world of education, so we were privileged to partner with them in developing this platform," said Sameer Shariff, chief executive officer of Impelsys. "Britannica's new ebook site already offers access to hundreds of circulating titles and we will be working with them to release more than 100 new e-book titles every year, ensuring an expanding selection of high-quality resources."
About Britannica Digital Learning
Britannica Digital Learning (BDL) provides reliable, high-quality classroom products and solutions for educators. BDL experts produce curriculum-correlated products for all ages from preschool to college that make creative of use of classroom technologies-such as interactive whiteboards and student-response devices-making it easier for teachers to teach and for students to learn. Products include Britannica SmartMath, Pathways: Science, Britannica Online School Edition and Image Quest. More information is available at info.eb.com or 1-800-621-3900. BDL is a division of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., located in Chicago.
Impelsys, a leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions to the global publishing market, helps its clients compete, evolve and grow in an increasingly complex marketplace. Impelsys-powered technologies such as iPublishCentral™ help publishers increase their revenues by delivering content online quickly and cost effectively. Impelsys' passion for client success has helped it build long-term partnerships with its customers becoming critical in the client's electronic delivery strategy. Leading clients include McGraw-Hill, Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer, Benchmark Education, Marshall Cavendish and Houghton Mifflin. Headquartered in New York, Impelsys operates across North America, Europe and India. For more information, please visit www.impelsys.com.