Additional Links to HeinOnline databases to be made available through Paratext's 19th Century Masterfile

Buffalo, NY (June 17, 2008) - William S. Hein & Co., Inc. and Paratext, LLC, announce an expanded cooperative program to augment access to Hein's collections of historical legal periodicals through links from Paratext's 19th Century Masterfile.

19th Century Masterfile aggregates indexes, pointers and other finding aids to pre-1925 publications of all types, providing both detailed index citations, as well as links to full-text files where available.

Paratext will now be adding 160,000 detailed index citations for historical legal periodicals to its 19th Century Masterfile database. These additions augment the 98,000 citations added last year.

Materials to be added include expanded access to the content of the seminal Index to Legal Periodical Literature 1786-1930 (Jones and Chipman), as well as tens of thousands of links to the American Association of Law Libraries historical Index to Legal Periodicals 1909-1925.

Most importantly, new citations being added to 19th Century Masterfile will link directly to full text editions of these journals in HeinOnline, permitting dramatically improved research possibilities.

Daniel P. Rosati, Sr. Vice President of Hein, said, “We are very excited to have 19th Century Masterfile, ‘the most comprehensive research tool for nineteenth century studies’ connected to HeinOnline, ‘The Modern Link to Legal History’. We believe the benefits to users doing historical legal research will be tremendous.”

Eric M. Calaluca, President of Paratext added: “This is a substantial enhancement of 19th Century Masterfile content now linking to the rich repositories of full text legal material at HeinOnline. The net result is security for the scholar who wants to know they have left ‘no stone unturned’ in exploring historical legal documents. We’re eager to further expand the usefulness of both 19th Century Masterfile and the full text riches of HeinOnline.”

About William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has been serving the library community for nearly 90 years as a legal publisher, periodical subscription agent and the world’s largest distributor of legal periodicals. HeinOnline is Hein’s premiere online product with over 40 million pages online, including legal journals, government documents, legal classics and many more. Named to the 2007 EContent 100 list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry, HeinOnline is in more than 4000 locations and over 180 countries. William S. Hein & Co., Inc., with a digital repository of more than 100 million pages of law and law related material, is changing the world of online legal research.

About Paratext

Paratext, an independent publishing company, was founded in 1993. With offices in Austin, Texas Paratext publishes bibliographic and research databases for the academic, public and special libraries community in North America and throughout the world. Paratext databases are designed to help academic and public libraries work better and maximize the use of their existing holdings.

William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

Daniel P. Rosati

Eric M. Calaluca

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