Our partnership with NewspaperDirect is integral to ensuring that information is easily discoverable for researchers. This milestone means that libraries everywhere are able to respond instantly to patron need by delivering the value of same-day news from around the world.
Vancouver, Canada (Vocus) February 14, 2008
NewspaperDirect Inc. announced that the library version of PressDisplay.com (Library.PressDisplay.com) is now available in more than 600 libraries worldwide. With hundreds of libraries offering the service, millions of people now have instant access to more than 550 full-content newspapers and magazines from 70 countries in 37 languages.
Library PressDisplay is the most environmentally friendly way to read a newspaper or magazine. Further, it enhances the newspaper experience for readers by offering a familiar look and feel, easy-to-use navigation tools, powerful keyword searching, article sharing through email and blogs, translation into up to 12 languages, audio capabilities, and integration with social media such as Facebook, Digg and Del.icio.us.
"I use Library PressDisplay at my local library," said Ray West of Hamilton, Ontario. "It has an excellent software interface. I have found that the navigation options are logical, predictable, and clever -- and they always work as I expect them to. I particularly like the capsule comment on the mouse-over and the way I am always returned back to my jump-off point if I go off to read a particular story. I don't think I have ever read so many different newspapers, so quickly."
Library PressDisplay is a standalone product that requires no software downloads, and is the most convenient solution for libraries that want to expand the range of local and international media they can offer their patrons. Not only does it give patrons their choice of over 550 titles to read, it liberates library staff from having to hand-pick titles from a limited selection.
"ProQuest has been partnering with NewspaperDirect for many years to deliver products that strengthen the library's role as the superior resource for news," said Rod Gauvin, senior vice president of publishing for ProQuest. "Our partnership with NewspaperDirect is integral to ensuring that information is easily discoverable for researchers. This milestone means that libraries everywhere are able to respond instantly to patron need by delivering the value of same-day news from around the world."
Library PressDisplay is particularly popular with teachers, students, expatriates and local residents who enjoy the breadth and variety of hundreds of world publications -- available on the day they are published.
"In our public library, PressDisplay fills many needs," said Chuck Sherrill, director, The Brentwood Library, Brentwood, Tennessee. "We could not possibly afford this many subscriptions to print copies of the variety of newspapers our patrons enjoy. PressDisplay gives us the opportunity to serve our multicultural and well-travelled community with up-to-date news from the cities and countries that are important to them."
"In just over three years, PressDisplay.com has become the standard for online newspapers in libraries around the world," said Alex Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. "It is much more affordable for libraries than receiving printed editions of international newspapers, and it offers an environmentally friendly and more convenient alternative for patrons who enjoy instant access to hundreds of papers on the day they are published."
Library PressDisplay is available to libraries and consortia through an annual subscription. To learn more about Library PressDisplay and request a free trial, visit http://Library.PressDisplay.com.
About Library PressDisplay
Library PressDisplay is powered and distributed by NewspaperDirect in co-operation with its global partners (ProQuest, Swets, EBSCO, and others). It offers the most convenient, complete and cost-effective way to read all their favorite newspapers on one Web site. Visitors to libraries that offer Library PressDisplay gain access to newspapers from home and around the world on the day they are published, often before they hit the newsstands. Library PressDisplay enhances the reading experience with a simple user interface, easy-to-use navigation tools and powerful keyword searching, emailing, social network interfaces, language translation and integrated audio functionality. To learn more, visit http://Library.PressDisplay.com
About NewspaperDirect Inc.
Founded in 1999 and based in Vancouver, Canada, NewspaperDirect (http://www.newspaperdirect.com) is the world leader in multi-channel newspaper and magazine content distribution and monetization. NewspaperDirect offers hundreds of newspaper and magazine titles through a global network of more than 1,200 print locations in more than 100 countries, delivering them to hotels, libraries, cruise ships, corporate offices, retail outlets, home subscribers and Web browsers everywhere.
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