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March 22, 2011

EBSCO Information Services Preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost Now Available. A year after acquiring NetLibrary from OCLC, EBSCO Publishing is releasing a preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost. The preview will allow librarians and end users to see how their library’s collection of eBook titles from EBSCO/NetLibrary is being integrated into EBSCOhost, allowing for a more comprehensive and powerful search experience. Current customers will be able to explore their own eBook collections on EBSCOhost. The preview is designed to showcase the look and feel of eBooks on EBSCOhost and provide a live environment for librarians and users to test and trial the functionality. [Full Announcement].

March 28, 2003

OCLC Richmond Public Libraries Launch netLibrary. The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has led the way in the UK public library sector by launching a new e-book service to their users. They join 2,747 public libraries that netLibrary serves, mainly in the USA and Canada. [Full Announcement].

February 9, 2000

netLibrary. netLibrary to acquire peanutpress.com: extensive eBook collection to become available for viewing on popular handheld devices. netLibrary has reached an agreement to acquire peanutpress.com, a pioneering distributor of literature for reading on handheld computing devices including the Palm Computing platform, Handspring Visor, and devices employing the Windows CE operating system. [Full Announcement].

January 14, 2000

netLibrary. netLibrary to house works from University of Virginia Library: Thomas Jefferson letters focus of opening day collection. netLibrary announced a digital text agreement with the University of Virginia Library. The agreement calls for numerous works of historical significance to be offered to readers through netLibrary for the first time. [Full Announcement].

March 29, 1999

netLibrary. netLibrary launches the world's most comprehensive digital library on the Internet. [Full Announcement].