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Celebrating Campus Store Success

Posted by Leann de Leon on March 01, 2018

CAMEXAfter the spring back-to-school rush, our friends in the independent campus store industry come together for two key conferences, the Independent Collegiate Bookstore Association annual meeting (ICBA) and the National Association of College Stores Campus Market Expo (CAMEX). At these conferences, store leaders and staff learn from industry thought leaders, and each other, and discover new tools to help their stores contribute to the mission of their institutions.

While there’s plenty of cool “front of the store” merchandise on display at ICBA and CAMEX--one can acquire a collegiate branded spatula, or team spirit cowboy boots--the store leaders we work with are focused on something more critical than game-day attire. For the campus store folks focused on course materials, the mission is improving affordability and student outcomes. Increasingly, college stores are the driving force behind lowering the costs of course materials. While their per-unit margins may be shrinking, campus stores are stronger and more valuable to their institutions than ever before.

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Connect Portal Makes Inclusive Access Easy for Students

Posted by Jared Pearlman on August 07, 2017

Inclusive AccessThe “Inclusive Access” model is rapidly gaining traction by delivering high-quality digital course materials to students on the first day of class at a fraction of traditional costs. But as with many developing models, the consumer experience (for students in this case) is currently half-baked: students lack a single place to find options and information for their specific Inclusive Access materials. 

So we’re introducing Verba Connect Portal, a personalized student hub for Inclusive Access.

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To further support college stores, VitalSource Intends to Acquire Verba

Posted by Pep Carrera on February 15, 2017

Since our founding more than 20 years ago, VitalSource has been committed to supporting higher education and to providing students with more affordable and accessible learning materials. We feel the campus stores across the globe share these values and are best positioned to manage content delivery for their institution.

Verba Software, Inc. For these reasons, we are excited to announce that VitalSource intends to acquire Verba Software.

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