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Electronic Reproductions of Historical Documents to be Available on ebrary.com
Historians, students and anyone interested in early U.S. history will soon be able to access exact reproductions of rare, out-of-print books and other valuable historical documents from Web-enabled computers.

ebrary, the authoritative source for online content and research, today announced that DSI Publishing Group, a division of Digital Scanning, Inc., a leading provider of conversion and scanning services, will make its collection of early American history reproductions available online through ebrary.com. The initiative will benefit history buffs, researchers and Internet users worldwide and enable DSI to quickly, cost-effectively and securely tap the digital publishing market.

"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 "By distributing our historical documents through ebrary, we achieve new revenue opportunities and greater exposure on the Web.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 Thwaites 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 is creating a rich online collection of books, journals, periodicals and digitally archived materials, most of which have never before been available on the Web. With ebrary.com, Internet users will be able to quickly and effectively access this copyright-protected information, without having to pay any subscription or membership fees. ebrary.com patrons only pay to copy or print the specific paragraphs, pages or chapters they need, similar to a photocopy model. ebrary shares these revenues with publishers and copyright holders. Searching and viewing ebrary.com content is free, which facilitates sales by enabling customers to browse before they buy - the way in which books and other publications are sold in the offline world.

For more information, visit ebrary at www.ebrary.com and DSI at www.digitalscanning.com.