July 12, 2012 -- Palo Alto, CA. e-Libro, a leading provider of Spanish language e-books delivered on the ebrary platform, today announced that all e-Libro e-books will soon be discoverable through OCLC's WorldCat, the world's largest library catalog. WorldCat is a database of bibliographic information built continuously for over 40 years by OCLC and member libraries around the world. Additionally, e-Libro has signed its 150th publisher, Editorial Grupo Destiempos, who joins a number of authoritative Spanish language publishers including CSIC Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas de Espana; Diaz de Santos, Siglo XXI, Editorial Brujas, Argentina; Desclee de Brouwer; Maipue de Argentina; Nobuko; Politecnico Grancolombiano, Reverte, El Cid Editor, Fundacion Universitaria Area Andina; INCAE, Costa Rica; Granica Editor; IPN, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico; McGraw-Hill; Marcial Pons; Dykinson, Trotta, UNED de Espana, Santiago de Compostela, and many more. These publishers will enhance e-Libro Premium, the company's flagship subscription database in subject areas such as social science, art, and human rights.
e-Libro continues to add more than 900 e-books to its growing subscription database each month. e-Libro Premium now contains over 48,000 high quality titles, which can be previewed at site.ebrary.com/lib/elibro.
"Our goal is to make authoritative Spanish language e-books readily available to researchers around the globe, and content from our new publishing partners will significantly enhance our collection," said Felipe Varela, CEO of e-Libro. "By partnering with OCLC, we can make our publishers' e-books much more discoverable to the growing number of researchers who need them."
"OCLC is pleased to partner with e-Libro to provide authoritative Spanish language content from important publishers to libraries world-wide," said Chip Nilges, Vice President, OCLC Business Development.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web at www.worldcat.org. For more information, visit www.oclc.org.
About Editorial Grupo Destiempos
Editorial Grupo Destiempos, headed by Mariel Reinoso and internationally-known researcher and scholar, Lillian Von Der Walde, is a publishing company devoted to instruction, training, printing and worldwide distribution of books. Our marketing strategy involves the publication of quality materials and a powerful distribution through both paper editions in digital format. The company produces collections of academic research literature in all areas, free essays, narrative literature (novels and tales), poetry, and a bi-monthly magazine.
e-Libro Corp. was founded in 1998 by Eduardo Varela-Cid, and its first site, www.e-libro.net, became the first known Virtual Spanish Language Publisher. In 1999, e-Libro licensed ebrary's technology to develop its Spanish-language interface which was launched at www.e-libro.com. e-Libro currently offers more than 48,000 books, journals and other texts from over 150 prestigious publishing companies, and continues to digitize more than 800 titles every month. The company provides several subscription options to public libraries, university, corporate and other academic institutions, and supports individual authors and corporations with services such as editing, e-publishing and print-on-demand.