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VitalSource’s ongoing commitment to accessibility

Posted by Saskia Watts on October 18, 2019

agreement-3489902_1920Since the conception of VitalSource, accessibility has been something we've held with utmost importance, but it's also something we know can always be improved upon.

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Choose wisely, communicate widely: How can universities work to become more accessible?

Posted by Alistair McNaught on September 17, 2019

A visualization of the internet around the world. Accessibility is about users, not standards.

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What does it mean for an eTextbook to be accessible?

Posted by Saskia Watts on September 09, 2019

Woman looking at laptop showing VitalSource Bookshelf.In the ever-changing landscapes of digital learning, accessibility, and higher education, it can seem a daunting prospect to stay on top of it all.

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The Change Management Series: Communication is key

Posted by Saskia Watts on April 10, 2019

People sit at conference table.In the first piece of our change management series, we discussed how to overcome factors that may be causing resistance in your institution during the transition to digital. One of the key underlying takeaways of which was maintaining strong lines of communication.

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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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