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Montana Institutions Join Forces To Implement Banner Digital Campus

Two Montana community colleges are collaborating and leveraging statewide resources to support their implementation of SunGard Higher Education’s Banner Digital Campus. The Banner Digital Campus will help improve services to students, faculty and staff, and increase operational efficiencies.... Read More »

Barnes & Noble Brings Textbook Rental Program to Hundreds of Campuses

Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC announced that it expanded its multi-channel textbook rental program to hundreds of colleges and universities. The program, which is offered through campus bookstores managed by Barnes & Noble, has already resulted in thousands of students renting their fall textbooks... Read More »

CourseSmart Collaborates with Leading Colleges and Universities with Instant Access to eTextbooks

CourseSmart announced the first group of colleges and universities that have been selected to participate in the company's Faculty Instant Access program. The program provides instructors with convenient, instant access to more than 90% of core higher education textbooks as eTextbooks from within the campus systems they use every day. Read More »

Eastern Illinois U Textbook Rental Implements Tech Logic RFID Technology

Eastern Illinois University's (EIU) new Textbook Rental Building has installed Tech Logic's UltraSort system and RFID self check equipment.EIU is one of just a handful of universities in the nation that allows students to rent rather than purchase their textbooks each semester, which can amount to thousands of dollars in savings for students over four years Read More »

New Legislation and Direct Textbook Give Students a Head Start in the Race for Textbook Savings

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires colleges and universities to provide lists of assigned materials prior to registration to give students more time to search for textbook bargains. To help students capitalize on the new legislation, Direct Textbook offers web-based and mobile price comparison tools, facilitates price quotes via Twitter, and provides tips and guidelines for bargain hunting for textbooks, ebooks and textbook rentals. Read More »

Textbook App for iPhone & Android with Local Bookstore & Library Inventory

CampusBooks released applications for Android and iPhone today. The CampusBooks platform offers students easy access to the lowest priced textbooks online and now allows students to find book pricing and availability at local bookshops, campus bookstores, even libraries. Read More »

Akademos Debuts Online Rental Marketplace for Textbooks

Akademos, Inc., operator of online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions nationwide, today announced the first marketplace for textbook rentals. In addition to renting books directly from Akademos, students will able to rent books from third party sellers in the Company’s marketplace, TextbookX.com. Read More »

New Study on For-Profit Higher Education

A new report from The Center for College Affordability and Productivity, with generous support from Lumina Foundation, provides an in-depth examination of the for-profit higher education industry in the U.S. The report includes an “insider’s view” of the industry, gained from talking to leaders of for-profit firms about what distinguishes their industry from traditional higher education.... Read More »

College Stores Offering Affordable Textbook Rentals in Record Numbers

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College Stores Offer Choices to Save Students Money on Course Materials

College stores are stepping up to help keep the cost of textbooks as affordable as possible by offering their students a variety of choices in this area. Stores are offering books in new or used condition, rentals, or downloadable electronic textbooks for computers and e-readers. Read More »