Electronic content delivery solutions provider Impelsys, US, has entered into a partnership with DataLore Inc. in which the two companies will work together to offer branded eBookstores to schools and colleges located throughout the Caribbean region.
The partners are currently developing a new eBook platform specifically for educational institutions in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Shared Educational Resource Service will provide customised eBookstores for participating schools and colleges. From these branded eBookstores, students will be able to purchase their eTextbooks and other digital content, as well as access those eBooks at any time and from any device.
The customised eBookstores will be powered by Impelsys' iPublishCentral digital publishing software platform, which allows publishers to warehouse, deliver, distribute, market and sell their eBooks without making significant capital or engineering resource investments on their own.
Vital Source Technologies, Inc., the e-textbook arm of Ingram Content Group company, and B.i. Publications Pvt. Ltd. have agreed to form a joint venture, Ingram-B.i. Pvt. Ltd., to launch Ingram's comprehensive VitalSource Bookshelf e-textbook platform to institutions in India. B.i. Publications is an India-based distributor of scientific, technical and medical content to the academic and professional communities.
Ingram and the Bi Group have plans to make the VitalSource Bookshelf platform available to institutions throughout India. The new company will provide VitalSource sales, service, and user support for publishers, schools, and channel resellers in India.
The VitalSource Bookshelf platform, designed for education, claims to be the preferred and most used e-textbook delivery platform in higher education today. With longstanding relationships with more than 300 of the best-known publishers, and with over 3 million registered users on 6,000 campuses worldwide, the platform was designed to support learning and built to scale for dramatic growth.
The higher education marketplace in India is expanding rapidly, with industry sources projecting that its current capacity of 14 million students is expected to expand to 40 million by 2020. Similarly, the marketplace has seen a dramatic growth in Internet use, with 5 to 7 million new users added every month, making India third in Internet users after China and the United States.
National Geographic Learning (NGL), part of Cengage Learning, has announced that its Reach for Reading product, a comprehensive K-5 Common Core reading program, has been adopted for use by the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) in Evansville, IN. As the third largest school district in the state, EVSC will implement the program for use beginning in Fall 2013 and it will be used by students for at least six school years.
The Reach for Reading program features multicultural literature paired with exclusive content from National Geographic and real-world accounts from famous National Geographic Explorers. The program was constructed by a team of industry-leading authors, including Nancy Frey, Patricia Edwards and Deborah Short, among others, and was built around Common Core Standards.
Reach for Reading goes above and beyond simple compliance of the standards and thoroughly applies the shifts of the Common Core to the program. It is built on three basic principles that will help each classroom within EVSC to achieve reading success - Common Core State Standards; National Geographic Content; and Content-based Instruction.
The APS is devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences. The organisation publishes 14 peer-reviewed journals and book series covering all aspects of physiology.
ACCUCOMS will ensure that the American Physiological Society's journals are best placed for maximal market growth as well as for servicing and expanding their existing customer base in Europe, Turkey and MENA. ACCUCOMS is a leading agency in these territories, with a successful track record of sales growth.
Information services provider Wolters Kluwer Health, US, and licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, have announced a partnership to make available CCC's suite of Pubget document management solutions - PaperStream, RightSphere and PaperStats - to simplify institutional content discovery, compliance and collection development.
Pubget's comprehensive solution in partnership with Ovid allows global corporate institutional users - librarians, researchers, scientists, and other consumers of medical information - to search, download, organise, and share full text and PDF documents quickly, while automatically managing copyright permissions. Pubget's time-saving productivity tools allow users to focus on their research and practice, while information managers can monitor and optimise their holdings and institutional e-resource costs.
With Pubget's PaperStream, users can search journal articles - OvidSP, subscribed holdings, internet and institutional and pay-per-view article repositories - and quickly download and save PDFs articles in one online environment. They can access and organise files according to licensing permissions and copyright policies. RightSphere advises all users across an organisation on their rights to freely share and collaborate around the content, while providing librarians and other information managers with a compliant institutional repository. Users can also purchase access rights while they search.
PaperStats gathers usage statistics of all of the e-resources at an institution so librarians and information managers can make informed e-resource development decisions, such as eliminating duplicate resources and underperforming resources, to more effectively control costs.