Tag Archives: eTextbooks

Cambridge University Press launches digital textbooks on Cambridge Core

(2 July 2018) For the first time, Cambridge University Press is launching digital institutional access to its leading Higher Education textbooks. The release of digital textbooks on Cambridge Core – the Press’s online platform for books and journals – comes in response to customer demands and marks an important step in a journey to provide […]


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Internet Archive awarded grant from Arcadia Fund to digitize university press collections

(22 May 2018) Internet Archive has received a $1 million dollar grant from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin – to digitize titles from university press collections to make them available via controlled digital lending.  The project, Unlocking University Press Books, will bring more than 15,000 titles online from university […]


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Wiley partners with World Scientific to offer affordable digital content in Asia

(24 April 2018, Hoboken, N.J.) John Wiley and Sons Inc., today announced a new partnership with World Scientific Publishing, a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. The partnership will provide access to Wiley’s library of over 8,000 digital textbooks increasing to over 9,000 including the World […]


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Digital delivery breathes new life into professional books and scholarly monographs

(21 March 2018, Stamford, CT) Scholarly and professional e-books sales increased globally by 5.6% in 2017 and will grow an additional 4.8% in 2018, revitalizing a medium publishers once wrote off, according to the latest report from Simba Information. The report, Scholarly & Professional E-Book Publishing 2018-2022, examines the scholarly and professional market including e-books […]


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The Spotify of the textbook world takes off as Bibliotech is go

As libraries look to widen access to core texts, how can they make this affordable to both universities and students? (1 August 2017) Social mobility of students is a topic that rarely leaves the education headlines, with tuition fees and accommodation costs at the top of the list. Less topical, but of real importance to […]


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Western Sydney University and ProQuest team to offer etextbooks to students

Program provides no cost, simplified access to digital textbooks from more than 60 publishers to first year students (12 February 2017, Mountain View, CA)  A ground-breaking collaboration between Western Sydney University and ProQuest provides digital textbooks for commencing university students through the University’s library, reducing the cost of education to students and increasing access to […]


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E-book survey for higher education students and teachers in Finland

(13 December 2016) As part of a project on E-textbooks for Finnish higher education, HE students and teachers were surveyed about their experiences with e-books. The project started in January 2014, organized by The National Library of Finland and FinELib consortium. Participants included higher education libraries (both universities and universities of applied sciences), publishers and […]


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UK students and universities set to reap the benefits of market-leading e-book pilot

(21 September 2016) Pearson and Jisc are today announcing a year-long pilot that will make e-books more readily accessible to students across UK higher education (HE). The agreement is based on extensive engagement and feedback from members of Jisc, and follows six months of open and constructive dialogue between Jisc and Pearson. From this month, Jisc […]


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80% of US schools use eBooks or digital textbooks

(2 April 2016) Overdrive has just published a new survey that takes a look at digital penetration in schools in the United States. They take a look at what medium is the most popular and what type of tech devices diligent young scholars are employing to get the most out of their education, says Michael […]


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Students at Indiana University save $8 million with digital textbooks

(2 October 2015) The days of toting heavy textbooks are gone for some Indiana University students, who have opted into the school’s digital learning program. Started in 2012, the IU program has saved students about $8 million by making electronic textbooks available. Students are able to access their texts, which run about $35, via the […]


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University of Texas launches first all-digital, no-paper textbook degree program

(25 August 2015, Austin, Texas)  Entering freshmen enrolled in the new biomedical sciences degree program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will never have to buy a traditional textbook. Instead, their course materials will be delivered to them on iPads, which they’ll receive at orientation on 26 August 2015. And that’s just the […]


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Government of India launches e-Basta, a digital library of educational materials

(1 July 2015) As part of the ‘Digital India’ initiative, the Government recently unveiled the e-Basta platform which will provide digital and eBook versions of school books and other study material to school students through-out India. The platform, eBasta, is merely not a library of books, but a collaborative platform where school book publishers, school […]


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India tackles digital textbooks with 3.7m student rollout

(7 January 2015)  goodEreader reports that on the same day that the Times of India reported on the possible reasons for a lagging eBook retail market in India, news sources announced an education initiative in the Indian state of Kerala that will put digital textbooks in the hands of nearly four million students and educators […]


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Top Hat partners with Boundless to bring affordable digital textbooks to hundreds of universities

(25 June 2014, San Francisco, CA)  Top Hat, a mobile and web-based teaching platform that improves learning outcomes in the classroom, today announced an integration with collaborative textbook platform Boundless to bring affordable, digital textbooks to students at the more than 400 universities Top Hat serves, including Harvard, UCLA, Duke and MIT. Top Hat’s cloud-based […]


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eTextbook scheme in Hong Kong draws 57 applications

(4 November 2013)  The Education Bureau has received 57 applications for the development of eTextbooks under its eTextbook market development scheme’s second phase. Twenty applications cover mathematics, eight English language, and five Chinese language. Application results are expected to be available in late December 2013. The remaining 24 applications cover computer literacy, Putonghua, science, history, geography, […]


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