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Delaware State University Selects SunGard Higher Education

Delaware State University is expanding its relationship with SunGard Higher Education by outsourcing its information technology services to the company. SunGard will lead and manage the university’s IT services as well as provide 24/7 help desk support and other services to help improve IT performance and better serve the university’s students, faculty and staff. Read More »

Prince George's Community College Expands e-Procurement Initiative

Mercury Commerce Solutions today announced that Prince George's Community College has licensed Purchasing and Warehouse automation solutions. PGCC has been a Mercury Commerce customer since 2007, having previously automated their bidding, quoting and sourcing processes. Read More »

CourseSmart Partners To Improve Accessibility of eTextbooks

CourseSmart announced a partnership with AccessText Network, a national organization that facilitates and supports the delivery of alternative electronic textbooks to the Disabled Student Services offices of colleges and universities nationwide and the Alternative Media Access Center to improve national services for students with print-related disabilities. Read More »

Jasig To Host New Open Source Community of Practice

Jasig, the non-profit consortium sponsoring open source, higher education technology projects, announced the launch of a new community of practice. The 2-3-98 Project will provide self-support for college and university administrators, managers, and practitioners wishing to take best advantage of open initiatives, in order to reduce costs and increase choice. Read More »

National University System Renews Partnership with Pearson LearningStudio

Spectrum Pacific Learning Company (SPL), an affiliate of the National University System, has extended its agreement with Pearson eCollege for the next five years. Under the agreement, the National University System will continue to use Pearson's learning management system - Pearson LearningStudio - to power its online programs, with plans to expand its use of the technology to include on-campus programs. Read More »

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NY Times Knowledge Network Content Repository Expands with Open Textbooks from Flat World Knowledge

The New York Times Company and Flat World Knowledge, Inc. announced an agreement to make Flat World’s growing catalog of high-quality college textbooks free online to users of The New York Times Knowledge Network Content Repository. Read More »

Follett Offers Largest In-Store and Online Textbook Rental Program Nationwide

Follett Higher Education Group expects this fall to bring a dramatic change in students’ book buying habits. With a new Rent-A-Text option, students now have the choice to rent their textbooks, purchase new and used textbooks, and go digital with CaféScribe, the company’s e-textbook and social networking platform. Read More »

Chegg.com Introduces Two Ways for Students To Rent Their Textbooks

Chegg.com announced the launch of a mobile application that allows students to search books, compare prices and rent right from an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. In addition, the company announced an on-campus textbook rental program called Powered by Chegg®, which allows students on select campuses to rent textbooks directly from their college bookstore. Read More »

College Stores Increasingly Offering E-Textbook Option

According to the 2010 Student Watch report conducted by NACS' OnCampus Research division, 74% of college students still prefer a printed textbook over an e-book. In addition, digital textbooks make up an average of only 2.8% of total textbook sales and about 15% of the courses last year offered a digital textbook. Read More »