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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 »

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 »