Entries Tagged as 'Textbooks'

Ingram Content Group expands international reach and offers new features to VitalSource Bookshelf

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ingram has had a number of announcements in the last couple of weeks about new international initiatives as well as new features and enhancements to the VitalSource Bookshelf platform.  Check the Ingram site for the full press releases.  Here are some of the highlights: Ingram Content Group  expanded its distribution reach to Russia and the […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Textbooks · Vendor News

School library eBook market must reads

September 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

School Library Journal has published two recent articles about the eBook market in schools.  The first is the “School Ebook Market Directory.”  This piece features a snapshot of 19 eBook vendors for school libraries.  Some of these include ABC-CLIO, Capstone, Rosen, OverDrive, Gale, StarWalk Kids, and Tumblebooks.   The second article is “E. It’s Complicated.  How […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · School Libraries · Textbooks · Vendor News

Ingram’s VitalSource Bookshelf platform available in the Middle East and North Africa

July 31st, 2013 · Comments Off

From an Ingram Press Release: NASHVILLE, TN – Vital Source Technologies, Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, today announced that Panworld Education, a leading e-learning solution provider, has selected Ingram’s VitalSource Bookshelf® platform to power e-textbook solutions for their customers throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions.

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Textbooks · Vendor News

Ingram’s Vital Source receives Telly awards for educational video production

May 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

Streaming video is huge in my academic library, so it’s nice to see innovation and awards in the library/information community for this area.  There is quite an esteemed list of previous Telly winners so congrats to Ingram. NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced that Vital Source Technologies, Inc. has been awarded two […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Press Releases · Textbooks · Vendor News

Ingram and Taylor & Francis partner on Routledge Interactive, an e-textbook initiative

March 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

From an Ingram Press Release on March 12, 2013 NASHVILLE, TN – Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group’s leading e-textbook solution, and Taylor & Francis, a global publisher of quality academic books, journals & online reference content, today announced an innovative product alliance, Routledge Interactive. This collaborative e-textbook initiative gives the education community greater […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Press Releases · Textbooks · Vendor News

Ingram and Coventry University collaborate on textbook program

December 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

Just received this press release from Ingram about textbooks.  I can’t help but wonder if this will be the future of textbooks – wrapped in a course fee so that all students have access to the course materials. Coventry is providing these materials at no cost to students for their first year.  No word on […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Press Releases · Textbooks · Vendor News

35,000 new digital items from 60 publishers added to Ingram’s VitalSource

December 4th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an Ingram Press Release: NASHVILLE, TN – Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group’s leading e-textbook solution for publishers, academic institutions, and students, today announced that sixty new publishers have added more than 35,000 new digital textbooks and online course materials to its VitalSource Bookshelf® platform. “The students of today are using technology to […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Press Releases · Textbooks · Vendor News

Say goodbye to free textbooks, Flat World Knowledge transitions from free to fair pricing

November 5th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I’m really disappointed to hear news from Flat World Knowledge that they will no longer be able to offer a free version of their textbooks. According to an email message sent to faculty, “As the transition to digital has changed student buying trends, one thing has become clear: the free format has become a barrier […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Textbooks · Vendor News

Library Journal survey on etextbook collections in academic libraries

August 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Academic Librarians – if you have a few minutes, please consider taking this survey about etextbook collections.  Some of the results will be shared at the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit on October 17th. Library Journal is interested in learning more about etextbook collections in academic libraries. Your participation in this study will help identify the scope […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Gale releases new Classroom in Context resources to supplement textbooks

May 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

Farmington Hills, Mich., May 31, 2012 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced Classroom in Context (CLiC), a curriculum-based family of resources designed to supplement textbooks and enhance learning with authoritative, media-rich content from Gale’s award-winning In Context product suite.

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Tags: New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Textbooks · Vendor News