netLibrary and Blackboard Reach Comprehensive eTextbook and eBook

January 25, 2001

netLibrary and its MetaText digital textbook division today announced a

joint technology and marketing agreement with Blackboard Inc., the leading

provider of Internet infrastructure software for e-Learning. The agreement

calls for netLibrary and Blackboard to integrate MetaText digital textbooks

with Blackboard 5tm, Blackboards comprehensive e-Learning software

platform. Through the integration, Blackboard and netLibrary will enable

instructors and students to identify, adopt, purchase and use MetaText

editions through the Blackboard platform.