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Library Video Company Selected as a Finalist for the EdNET 2006 Industry Awards

SAFARI Montage lauded for its important impact on the education industry

Denver, CO (August 14, 2006) - The Heller Reports, a QED company and leading provider of education market news and events, today announced that Library Video Company is a finalist for the EdNET 2006 Pioneer Award. The Pioneer Award is part of the prestigious EdNET Industry Awards program which recognizes organizations that have made important contributions through their products and programs to the education industry in the past year.

SAFARI Montage, Library Video Company’s broadcast-quality, digital video-on-demand solution, provides schools and districts with digital access to hundreds of educational programs from the finest video publishers in the world, including the award-winning Schlessinger Media. SAFARI Montage lets teachers queue every segment up in sequence from multiple premier content providers. The district can even pre-populate playlists so that teachers have full multimedia lesson plans customized to the curricular needs of their school district.

And, most recently introduced, SAFARI Montage WAN Manager, which is the only Wide Area Network Digital Media Management solution available. SAFARI Montage WAN Manager provides maximum flexibility to control and manage all of a district’s digital video needs from a central location. It is a total video-on-demand solution comprised of premier content, flexible software and powerful hardware, all centrally managed by the district.

“We’re honored to be selected as one of the 2006 EdNET Finalists for our leadership role in improving the education of students through SAFARI Montage,” said Andrew Schlessinger, CEO, Library Video Company. “The real impact on students is that the promise of visual learning can finally be realized through SAFARI Montage,” he added.

A panel of leading education industry experts selected the finalists for the EdNET 2006 Industry Awards, which is coordinated by The Heller Reports and Quality Education Data (QED), a Scholastic company and leading provider of integrated marketing services for the pre-K through higher education markets.

The EdNET Pioneer Award is given to the organization that has most significantly contributed to the growth of the education market over the previous year.

“Our goal in providing ongoing coordination of the EdNET awards is to recognize the finalists as model organizations that are moving the industry forward, making a unique contribution that embodies the spirit of business in service of K-12 education,” said Michael Jay, president of Educational Systemics.

“We commend the EdNET Industry Award finalists for going the extra distance to inspire and support educators in their efforts to advance classroom learning, so that our nation’s students will be prepared to compete in a global economy,” said Andy Lacy, general manager of QED.

Award winners will be announced on Sept. 19, 2006, during the EdNET Conference in Boston.

For more information about the awards program, visit or phone 800-525-5811, ext. 9421. For more information about Library Video Company, visit or phone 800-843-3620.

About EdNET
The EdNET Industry Awards program was created in 1992 to champion the efforts of progressive organizations helping to revitalize the nation’s educational system. The program has become a focal point of the EdNET Conference, the education market’s premier annual networking conference produced by The Heller Reports, a Quality Education Data company. The EdNET Conference brings together education executives, school administrators, and policymakers to network and build strategic business partnerships. The EdNET 2006 Conference will be in Boston, from Sept. 17-19. For more information about the EdNET Conference and awards program, visit or phone 877-435-5373, ext. 9421.

About Library Video Company
Founded in 1985 by Andrew Schlessinger, Library Video Company is the leading distributor of educational video to schools and public libraries nationwide. The Company stocks more than 18,000 titles, which cover all subjects for all grades. Each program has been carefully reviewed and selected for content that is appropriate for the classroom and public library setting. In its 21st year, the company continues to be the forerunner in educational media distribution through its commitment to providing schools and libraries with new titles, new services and new product formats. Library Video Company supports the efforts of educators with the No Child Left Behind Act, and has set the standard for efficient media collection management online. SAFARI Video Networks, a division of Library Video Company, is the leading provider of video networking solutions for education. For more information about SAFARI Montage, go to



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