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September 29, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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Etextbook Provider CourseSmart Adds Nine New Publishers

CourseSmart, a provider of etextbooks and digital course materials, announced that it has expanded its higher education digital offerings by partnering with nine new publishing partners: Oxford University Press (USA); Oxford University Press, Canada; W.W. Norton; American Technical Publishers (ATP); BarCharts; ASM Press; Paradigm Publishing; Vista Higher Learning; and University Readers. With these latest additions, CourseSmart’s publishing partners now total 31, including the largest in the higher education space: Pearson; Cengage Learning; McGraw-Hill Education; John Wiley & Sons; and the Bedford, Freeman, Worth Publishing Group.

CourseSmart offers more than 20,000 etextbooks in its catalog, which represents 90% of all core higher education textbooks in use today. These digital textbooks may be rented for up to 60% less than the cost of its new print counterparts. Features like note taking, highlighting, and maintaining print page numbers replicate the important functionality of a print textbook while other features like search, copy/paste, and emailing passages, leverage the digital format to efficiently improve teaching and learning.

CourseSmart connects education publishers to consumers by providing an efficient distribution platform for their best-selling content in digital form. Founded in 2007, the San Mateo, Calif.-based company provides services to four business segments: online direct retail for students; indirect distribution of course materials to students through bookstores; online faculty textbook evaluation services; and institutional solutions for faculty and students that are integrated within campus technology ecosystems.

Source: CourseSmart



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