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    July 2nd, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., JULY 02, 2009 – At Kirtas Technologies, mass digitization has always been viewed as a long-term investment. By bringing centuries’ worth of rare bound materials back to life for the digital age, digitization becomes an investment in the future and new technology. Today, it also becomes an investment in knowledge that anyone can make.

    Invest in Knowledge is a new, innovative—patent pending—initiative introduced by Kirtas in conjunction with the company’s Digitize on Demand program and retail Web site, The program allows anyone to subsidize the digitization of the world’s knowledge one book at a time.

    Anyone who purchases a book to be digitized, through the Invest in Knowledge initiative, from will receive a reprint of that book, as well as 5% of all future sales of that book through that web site. Consumers can invest in as many books as they would like.

    “This is such a tremendous opportunity for the average consumer to help support and fund the digitization of some amazing collections of books,” noted Tom DeMay, vice president, business development. “So not only are consumers doing the right thing, but if they want to ask ‘what’s in it for me?’ We can give you a great answer. Several titles or one popular book could provide a nice return on investment over time, creating a true lifelong investment in knowledge.”

    “This is the first mass digitization program that will make unique collections available to the public in a way that increases access, achieves preservation, and benefits at the same time the library, its patrons and the general consumer,” said Kirtas Founder and CEO Lotfi Belkhir. “And it does so without compromising quality or the ownership rights of the libraries to their digitized content.” To learn more about Invest in Knowledge, invest in a book or set up an account, visit

    About Kirtas Technologies
    Kirtas Technologies has pioneered and perfected the technology used today in quality, high-speed, nondestructive mass digitization. A proven workflow ensuring superior image quality, advanced search capabilities, unique archiving technology, and extensive metadata enabling multiple output options that stand the test of time are what set us apart and keep Kirtas at the forefront of the digital revolution. Learn more at

    Contact: Todd Whiting
    585-924-2420 x2248

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    July 2nd, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    LearningExpress, LLC, the leading provider of job and career advancement, test-preparation, and skill-building programs, announced today that the North Dakota State Library has entered into a strategic partnership with LearningExpress to implement the LearningExpress Library(TM) online learning platform on a statewide basis. This agreement marks the fourteenth statewide contract awarded to LearningExpress, LLC. As part of the agreement, North Dakota residents will have free, unlimited access to over 800 academic and career-oriented tutorials and practice tests, and over 150 e-books through any of the public, academic and school libraries within the state.

    "One of the North Dakota State Library's highest priorities is providing remote access to Online Library Resources to all of its citizens. All that is needed for access is a library card from any North Dakota library, including the North Dakota State Library," says Doris Ott, North Dakota State Librarian.

    The LearningExpress Library(TM) online learning platform, geared toward both students and adults, provides the most up-to-date test-preparation and skill-building resources available. With LearningExpress Library, patrons can prepare for a wide-array of academic tests such as the GED, SAT, ACT, and GMAT, as well as career certification and licensing exams in high-growth industries such as education, allied healthcare, civil service, military and many more. For job seekers, LearningExpress Library(TM) features a robust job-search and career skills help center which guides patrons through the steps of the job-search process, from creating a great resume and honing interviewing techniques to improving business communications skills. The platform also includes hundreds of interactive skill-building courses in reading, writing, and math for all ages. The innovative platform includes interactive, self-paced study, instant scoring, and diagnostic feedback, and can be accessed from any computer that has an Internet connection.

    "We are pleased to partner with the North Dakota State Library in offering our easy-to-use, proven learning platform on a statewide basis, and we look forward to helping serve the needs of its patrons who want to better prepare themselves for success in school, in their careers, and in life," says Barry Lippman, president and CEO of LearningExpress, LLC.


    LearningExpress, LLC, founded in 1995, is a leading provider of print and online educational and professional assessment, test-preparation, and skill-building resources. LearningExpress' online platforms have a sweeping reach, accessible by a population of more than 130 million people through over 4,000 libraries and 5,000 schools, preparing every level of learner--from K-12 to college to adult--for continual success. Visit LearningExpress, LLC online at