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Books24x7 Announces Partnership with CCH; New Titles for GovEssentials Referenceware Cover Government Contracts, Software Licensing, and Intellectual Property

NORWOOD, Mass., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Books24x7(R), the developer of online Referenceware(R) for IT, business, engineering, financial and government professionals and a division of SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL), announced today its partnership with CCH, part of the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business unit and a leading provider of tax and business law information and software. Under the agreement, Books24x7 will add six CCH titles to its GovEssentials(TM) collection, an online collection of more than 400 books and documents targeted to federal government workers, contractors and consultants.

The title, "Alternative Dispute Resolution for Government Contracts," by Don Arnavas (2004), is now available to GovEssentials subscribers. The following CCH titles will be available during first quarter of 2006:

  • "Intellectual Property in Government Contracts Series" (three-book
    series), George Washington University, 2001.
  • "Strategies for Winning Contracts," Philip Atkinson, 2005.
  • "Capture Management Life Cycle," Gregory Garrett, 2003.
  • "A History of Government Contracting," James Nagle, 1999.
  • "Licensing Software & Technology to the U.S. Government," Matthew
    Simchak, 2000.

GovEssentials subscribers have access to the unabridged text of all titles in the collection, including those added throughout the subscription period. Subscribers also have the ability to search for specific information using Books24x7's unique multi-tier search engine and to share information with other Books24x7 subscribers.

"Our partnership with Books24x7 adds a new dimension to our highly respected information resources, which are relied upon by government employees and those doing business with the government," said Sharon Kube, product manager, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. "We know customers will be pleased with the productivity benefits offered through Books24x7's search and collaboration features."

"We are pleased to add this important content to our GovEssentials collection," said John Ambrose, general manager of Books24x7. "These well- respected resources will further increase the value of the GovEssentials collection and underscore our commitment to continually expanding our offerings through publishing partnerships."

Corporate and agency subscription rates for GovEssentials are based on a variety of factors, including number of users and contract duration. Discounts are available for those organizations licensing GovEssentials as an add-on to other Books24x7's collections.

For further information on Books24x7, call 781 440 0550, email sales@books24x7, or visit For more information on CCH, call 800-449-6435 or visit

About CCH

CCH INCORPORATED (, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served more than four generations of business professionals and their clients. CCH is a Wolters Kluwer company and with Aspen Publishers, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw, makes up the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business unit.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2004) of 3.3 billion euros, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands ( Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

About Books24x7

Books24x7(R), a subsidiary of SkillSoft PLC, offers subscription clients online access to more than 9,500 unabridged IT and business books, reports and book summaries. Books24x7's patent-pending technology platform enables users to pinpoint business-critical information quickly by performing multi-tier, online searches of the company's Referenceware(R) collections: ITPro(TM), BusinessPro(TM), EngineeringPro(TM), FinancePro(TM), ExecBlueprints(TM), ExecSummaries(TM), ExecSuite(TM), GovEssentials(TM) and OfficeEssentials(TM).

Books24x7 Referenceware bridges the gap between what employees know and what they need to know in hundreds of leading organizations, including Bank of America, CSC, Deloitte, 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

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft is a leading provider of comprehensive e-learning content and technology solutions for business and IT professionals within the Global 2000. SkillSoft's multi-modal learning solutions support and enhance the speed and effectiveness of both formal and informal learning processes and integrate SkillSoft's in-depth content resources, learning management platform, virtual classroom technology and support services.

In addition to Books24x7 Referenceware collections, SkillSoft offers business and IT skills courseware collections and environmental health and safety compliance courseware by GoTrain. SkillSoft's complementary technologies include SkillPort(R), the company's learning management system with its powerful Search-and-Learn(R) capabilities, and SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM), the company's newly introduced virtual classroom offering with associated tools for blended learning solutions.

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