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Adobe Systems Introduces Adobe Content Server 3.0. (Internet Publishing Today)

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Adobe Systems Introduces Adobe Content Server 3.0. (Internet Publishing Today)

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Adobe Systems, Inc. has announced the release of Adobe Content Server 3.0, an end-to-end software solution that enables the secure distribution of Adobe PDF e-books. New Content Server 3.0 functionality makes it possible for libraries to loan and distribute PDF-based e-books to patrons. Content providers and businesses may also use Content Server 3.0 to offer digital subscriptions of PDF content to consumers or employees. The new lending features give distributors control over the number of people who access content.

Thousands of PDF e-books from publishers such as HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, Rough Guides, Holtzbrinck Publishers, St. Martin's Press, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux are already available. Libraries will be able to instantly deliver these existing PDF e-books and other digital materials to patrons. According to the announcement, the e-books are automatically checked in and out and may be integrated with a library's existing catalog system, thus simplifying management and eliminating extra work.

Through the library's Web interface, patrons use a simple process to check out and receive e-books, but do not need to be connected to the Internet to read them. Libraries can also set usage rules so e-books expire after a certain amount of time or on a specified date. When the lending license expires, the e-book is automatically disabled on the patron's computer and is returned to the library catalog.

Through a browser-based interface, Adobe Content Server 3.0 links key functions of the e-book supply chain for easy packaging, encryption, and distribution of e-books over the Internet. …

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