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Follett Higher Education Group Rents More Than One Million Textbooks

Only three weeks into the fall 2010 Back-to-School season, Follett Higher Education Group reports that Rent-A-Text, its newest cost-saving program, is exceeding expectations. Launched on a national scale for the new academic term, Rent-A-Text is available on more than 750 Follett-managed campuses. So far, more than one million textbooks have been rented.... Read More »

Pearson LearningStudio Powers Brookline College's Online Learning Programs

Pearson announced that Brookline College, a multi-campus higher education company, has chosen the Pearson LearningStudio platform to power its existing online courses and programs, with plans to build new courses to meet growing demand for educational opportunities. Read More »

New Statewide Agreements in Three States Improve Access to Textbooks for Disabled College Students

Separate statewide agreements for colleges and universities in Georgia and Ohio, as well as 112 community colleges in the California system, have been finalized to fund memberships in the AccessText Network, a national online database of alternative college materials. Read More »

Morehouse School of Medicine Selects SunGard’s Banner Digital Campus

Morehouse School of Medicine is implementing SunGard Higher Education’s Banner Digital Campus to help provide student services that mirror the quality of the institution’s medical program and help the school retain its competitive edge. MSM also contracted with SunGard Higher Education for offsite hosting and application management... Read More »

Downloads for CourseSmart's New 'eTextbooks for the iPad' App Increase More than Fivefold

In the last two weeks alone, CourseSmart has more than doubled the total number of students using its eTextbooks for the iPad App. Currently ranked #13 in the top 200 free iPad education apps list, eTextbooks for the iPad has received more than five times the number of average weekly downloads. Read More »

Indiana University Selects EBSCO Discovery Service™

Indiana University Bloomington (IU) has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ from EBSCO Publishing to expand the purpose and functionality of its library website. The university wanted its website to provide users with the search experience they expect to find from the library—moving beyond lists of library hours and resources to actual results. Read More »

ebrary’s Academic Complete E-Book Database Tops 50,000 Titles

ebrary® announced that its flagship subscription e-book database, Academic Complete™, now exceeds 50,000 titles from the world’s leading publishers. Academic Complete continues to be the largest multidisciplinary e-book database licensed to libraries throughout the world, under a simultaneous, multi-user access model with continual growth. Read More »

SunGard's Banner Advancement Selected by Solano Community College

Solano Community College, part of the California community college system, will implement SunGard Higher Education’s Banner Advancement and integrate it with iModules’ Encompass to help improve communication and connections with alumni. Read More »

CSU System & SoftChalk Announce Strategic Integration Partnership

SoftChalk, LLC and the California State University, who recently launched the Affordable Learning Solutions campaign (http://als.csuprojects.org/) and maintains the premier, higher education online learning resources network (MERLOT), today announced a strategic partnership to support the creation, discovery, distribution and sharing of open educational resources. Read More »

Chadron State College Looking to EBSCO Discovery Service

Chadron State College has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service™ rom EBSCO Publishing as part of its overall goal to improve information literacy. The college was looking to wean students off typical search engines while encouraging students to access valuable library resources by reducing the intimidation factor that searching the OPAC typically causes Read More »