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Bookshelf Explore: Embracing the subscription economy

Posted by Clay Salit on April 05, 2019

Block letters spell out explore.Supplying institutions with content in an increasingly diverse and competitive marketplace requires  innovative and creative solutions. VitalSource helps publishers reach new customers, test new models, and drive revenue.

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The Widening Participation Series: The benefits of a digital strategy

Posted by Saskia Watts on March 28, 2019

Scene of people studying and reading in a library.Findings from the Higher Education Statistics Agency released in February 2019 show that the percentage of full-time first degree students coming from state schools in the UK dropped in the 2017–2018 academic year. The decrease from 90% to 89.8% sees the first dip in this number for eight years.

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The Change Management Series: How to overcome resistance to change

Posted by Saskia Watts on March 25, 2019

The Change Management seriesTransitioning from either a pilot eTextbook programme to business as usual—or immediately from print to digital provision—will undoubtedly result in a great deal of change. And this change comes in many, sometimes unexpected, forms for students, instructors, and librarians. With librarians often taking the lead on the implementation of digital learning on specific courses and across an institution as a whole, the transformation of their role can be immense. From handling journals and print budgets to ordering reading lists, working on strategic projects, and allocating new budgets, the university librarian is increasingly becoming one of the most important partners in the eTextbook landscape. But managing this change effectively can be daunting, and often isn’t done successfully during the initial stages.

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Transparency that Empowers

Posted by Rick Johnson on March 13, 2019

Transparency that EmpowersFor years, I have highlighted VitalSource’s goals for accessible content. Today, I'm very excited to share that, through thoughtful partnerships and collaboration with many partners, VitalSource is now able to solve a critical issue for our users.

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VitalSource Cares: Volunteering with RailsBridge

Posted by Graham Turner on March 11, 2019

VitalSource Cares: Volunteering with RailsBridgeThis past weekend, I had the chance to spend two days helping people build their first web application. There are few things as exciting as seeing someone interact with an application that they built and they control. Unfortunately, a lot of people haven’t been exposed to programming, or think it is too difficult. But thanks to programs like RailsBridge, and supporters like VitalSource®, more people are being given the chance to learn what they are capable of.

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