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ebrary (supposedly) Launches QuickView for Instant Document Viewing in a Browser

So, I'll start by noting that I have seen no evidence yet of the Quickview option within ebrary, but here's the press release:

November 3, 2008 – Palo Alto, CA, USA – A Reader is no longer required to view documents in ebrary® on Windows or Linux operating systems.

The leading provider of e-content software and services today announced the availability of ebrary QuickView™, which enables end-users to instantly view documents in many of the leading web browsers and even works on the iPhone.  No software downloads or installations are needed.

Currently offered in conjunction with ebrary’s new Java-based Reader™, ebrary QuickView is ideal for quickly accessing and exploring documents in the ebrary system such as e-books, maps, journals, reports, and other authoritative information.  For a richer and more productive research experience, an end-user can also choose to use ebrary’s Java-based Reader.   For example, an end-user can use QuickView to quickly browse through a document online, then use ebrary’s Java-based Reader for added functionality such as printing, copying and pasting, highlighting, note taking, and ebrary InfoTools™.

ebrary QuickView currently offers the following key features:

  • Instant viewing and page flipping in a web browser
  • Relevancy ranking at the chapter level with links to specific sections
  • Navigate to search terms or specified pages
  • Search within document for key words
  • View and navigate to highlights and notes created using an ebrary Reader
  • Multiple view magnifications

ebrary offers several viewing options including its new Java-based Reader with QuickView and ActiveX Reader.

I'll keep you all posted as the Quickview option becomes more transparent.

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