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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 »

Six Higher Education Institutions Choose Jenzabar During Q2 of 2010

Jenzabar®, Inc. announced that six higher education institutions selected Jenzabar enterprise resource planning systems during the second quarter of 2010. Jenzabar ERP solutions were chosen to manage and improve administrative operations, enhance user satisfaction, and help institutions achieve performance goals across campus. Read More »

NITLE and CDW-G Announce Telepresence Partnership

CDW Government (CDW-G) and the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) announced the availability of a new telepresence solution for higher education institutions that facilitates virtual learning and professional development for students and faculty through HD video conferencing technology. Read More »

Millersville University Opts for EBSCO Discovery Service™

Millersville University has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing as its discovery solution. While working with EBSCO as an EDS beta partner, the university found that EDS fit very well into the library’s overall goal of becoming an engagement-based organization rather than the holder of disparate collections. Read More »

SAGE Offers Interactive e-textbooks for Fall Classes

Each interactive e-book provides intuitive web functionality, offering integrated links to both video and audio sources, as well as complete access to carefully selected academic and professional articles from SAGE journals and reference works. Read More »

Humber College Selects SunGard Higher Education Banner Digital Campus

Humber will implement SunGard Higher Education’s Banner Digital Campus. A strategic initiative for Humber, the implementation is expected to help improve services, promote student success, manage enrolment growth and enhance decision making through greater access to information. Read More »

XanEdu Launches iPad Publishing Program for Educators

XanEdu, the leading faculty-preferred provider of CoursePacks and custom textbooks, has launched an iPad publishing program. The move, conducted in concert with several major institutions in North America and Harvard Business School Publishing, will allow students and instructors greater flexibility in accessing course materials. Read More »