NORWOOD, MA — July 17, 2007 — Books24x7 ® , a subsidiary of SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) and the developer of on-demand business, technical and engineering collections containing thousands of digitized "best-in-class" books, book summaries, research reports and best practices, today announced the availability of Chapters to Go ™, a new portable content feature that enables Books24x7 subscribers to download chapters of leading professional reference books as PDF files for offline reading and printing. Chapters to Go builds upon existing Books24x7 functionality designed to make trusted content available at the highest point of need, whether online or offline, in the office or on the road.
Books24x7 offers an innovative approach to problem-solving and learning by providing searchable, online access to the full, unabridged contents of thousands of digitized professional and reference books. An optional feature, Chapters to Go provides Books24x7 corporate subscribers with the option to download chapters, including their personal bookmarks and notes, in PDF format for offline reading and printing. The new feature enables busy professionals to take greater advantage of offline times by allowing them to access valuable information regardless of their location, whether on their daily commute, during business travel, or during downtime at home.
“With professionals constantly on the go, access to trusted content should not be limited by internet connectivity,” said John Ambrose, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development and Emerging Business at SkillSoft. “Chapters to Go provides mobile workers with convenient access to premium Books24x7 content for viewing during offline times, enabling them to be productive throughout the day. The feature was very well received by corporate users during a recent preview program, with over three-quarters of the users rating it as ‘Very Useful’, as this functionality allows customers to take the content with them where ever they’re headed.”
Books24x7 regularly adds new titles and materials to each collection and provides email notification and RSS feeds to apprise subscribers of recent additions to the collections. To learn more about Books24x7’s latest collections, please visit www.Books24x7.com.
Books24x7®, a subsidiary of SkillSoft PLC, offers subscription clients online access to more than 15,000 IT and business books, book summaries, reports, and best practices. Books24x7's patent-pending technology platform enables users to pinpoint business-critical information quickly by performing multi-tier, online searches of the company's collections: ITPro™, BusinessPro™, EngineeringPro™, FinancePro™, HospitalityPro ™, ExecBlueprints™, ExecSummaries™, ExecSuite™, GovEssentials™, ITIL powered by Books24x7, Oracle Press Online, OfficeEssentials™, Well-BeingEssentials ™ and AnalystPerspectives™.
Books24x7® bridges the gap between what employees know and what they need to know in hundreds of leading organizations, including Bank of America, CSC, EDS and Lockheed Martin. The company has relationships with more than 290 leading publishers, including AMACOM, Apress, ASTD, Harvard Business School Press, McGraw-Hill, Microsoft Press and John Wiley & Sons. For more information, visit www.Books24x7.com.
SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e- learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.
Content offerings include business, IT, desktop, compliance and consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products, KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals, virtual instructor-led training services and online mentoring services. The Books24x7(R) division offers online access to more than 15,000 digitized IT and business books, as well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the SkillPort(R) learning management system, Search-and-Learn(R), SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) virtual classroom, and SkillView(R) competency management software.
SkillSoft, the SkillSoft logo, SkillPort, Search-and-Learn, SkillChoice, Books24x7, ITPro, BusinessPro, OfficeEssentials, GovEssentials, EngineeringPro, FinancePro, AnalystPerspectives ExecSummaries, ExecBlueprints, Express Guide and Dialogue are trademarks or registered trademarks of SkillSoft PLC in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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