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Kno Inc. Delivers Exciting New Platform for Elsevier’s Pageburst Digital Books

July 24, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

New platform offers an enriched and user-friendly learning experience for

nursing, health professions, and medical students

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, today announced that Kno Inc. will provide
its newest platform option for one of Elsevier’s lines of digital books. Pageburst, which
encompasses Elsevier’s nursing and health professions books in a digital format, will now
offer even more flexibility and user-friendly learning features through the addition of
the new Kno platform.

“This collaboration will provide students with a more interactive and feature-rich
learning environment,” said David Straus, Vice President, Products for Kno. “Our
innovative ebook platform and Elsevier’s respected, comprehensive educational content will
enable an enhanced learning experience for students and a better teaching experience for

Elsevier digital books on Pageburst go beyond typical ebook platforms by offering an
abundance of interactive study features that are designed for the way students learn. The
Kno platform for Pageburst will mirror the look of a traditional print textbook and will
give students and educators direct access to all-new dynamic and interactive learning

“Other platforms I’ve reviewed distract me from learning because they don’t work
smoothly,” said Dr. Monty Gross, Professor of Nursing at James Madison University. “Kno
enables me to quickly import and organize my readings by course. Highlighting text and
making a note is also very easy. Overall, Kno is a great learning tool because you don’t
notice it when you use it; the focus is on the material not the technology.”

Now with Elsevier’s Pageburst digital titles being on the Kno platform it will give
nursing and health science students even more freedom in how they study – enabling them to
access their course material anywhere and at any time throughout their education and
professional careers.

“As digital textbook sales continue to grow, the education methods for nursing and
health science students should involve more advanced technology,” said Tom Wilhelm, Vice
President, e-Solutions, Elsevier Nursing and Health Professions. “Students will have
access to even more invaluable information presented in an interactive, even entertaining,
fashion. Teachers will benefit by having better interaction opportunities with students
through a medium that takes advantage of the best technology available.”

For more information about Elsevier digital books on Pageburst, please visit


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electronics veteran, founded Kno, Inc. in May 2009. The company has received funding from
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About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information
products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health
communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and close to 20,000 book
titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online
solutions include ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Reaxys [http://www.reaxys.com ], ClinicalKey
[http://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Mosby’s Nursing Suite [http://www.confidenceconnected.com
], which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal
suite [http://www.scival.com ] and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review [http://www.medai.com ], which
help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ]
employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC
[http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a world-leading publisher and information provider, which
is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN
(Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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        Director Corporate Relations, Elsevier

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        JSA Strategies

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