Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Texas A&M University-San Antonio > VitalSource® For Integrated e-Textbook Delivery

Texas A&M University-San Antonio is excited to announce our cutting edge e-book program using VitalSource, one of the most advanced e-book software systems in the world.

Beginning with the Fall 2010 semester, select courses will be “e-book classes,” where all students will only use e-books, resulting in a savings of money and paper.

Save Money. Use Your Financial Aid.

Using e-books instead of traditional NEW printed textbooks results in a savings of money and resources to both the student and the University. Students enrolled in courses using e-books will typically see a textbook cost savings of about 60% as compared to new textbooks. [snip].

Conveniently Green.

The e-book shelf, VitalSource, allows highlighting, note-taking, and note-sharing among you and your classmates. Professors can also make notes in the e-books and make them available by download to the class. Students will be able to download the e-book to two personal computers AND books are accessible online from any computer that has internet access ... .

[snip]. VitalSource also has apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch,, so the books go where you go.

Same Quality. More Options.

VitalSource allows for custom e-books built from multiple textbook publishers, so faculty pick and choose chapters from a base textbook and can even add chapters from another textbook, building a resource of unique classroom materials. Faculty can also add case studies and an assortment of other material available from the publisher, including interactive exercises, high quality videos, multimedia links and rich graphics.

Miss The Paper?

Students and faculty also have the option of printing the e-book through an agreement with a local printer. Students will pay about $0.02 per page for a printed e-book. This means that the typical printed price of the e-book will be about $10-$12, depending on the number of pages. [snip],


Student flyer and detailed information

Instructions on VitalSource integration within Blackboard

Spring 2011 printed e-book price list




Texas A&M University-San Antonio Chooses Ingram’s VitalSource® for Integrated e-Textbook Delivery


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