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October 7, 2013 — 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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VitalSource Bookshelf Opens British E-Store

Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group, Inc.’s etextbook solution, recently launched an e-store in the U.K. for VitalSource Bookshelf ebooks.

Key features in the new e-store include a selection of free trial books, collections organized by category (ranging from antiques and collectibles to true crime), a best-seller list, recently viewed items, and featured titles. VitalSource Bookshelf has more than 3 million users at 6,000 universities worldwide and offers content in 25 languages from 350-plus publishers.

Customers can choose a purchase option, such as direct sale to a student or sale through an institution’s virtual learning environment. Instructors have access to tools for measuring student engagement, improving accessibility, and managing classrooms, while students can search, annotate, and share notes in the text.

“More educators and students now have access to the latest interactive e-textbooks and tools, in addition to having more choice when purchasing their course materials,” says Kent Freeman, Vital Source Technologies’ COO.

Source: Ingram Content Group, Inc.



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