Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.

Monday, September 22, 2008

NACS announces digital content pilots

In a story from last Friday's Campus Marketplace, NACS announced the first pilots for NACS Media Solutions, the new digital LLC initiative launched back at the end of June. The first pilots will be focused primarily on entertainment content, specifically commercial TV and movies (new release to long tail). We are working on expanding the content and capabilities for the Spring and are interested in talking with potential partners, especially for content. An RFP for regional and local print-on-demand capabilities is expected to be released in mid-October.

The first round of pilots are expected to be launched between mid-October and mid-November, and will focus on seven locations. The initial pilot stores include:
I would like to reiterate my thanks and appreciation to these stores for participating in the first round of pilots. I would also like to extend thanks to the other stores who volunteered. I hope that we can add many or all of you into pilots and participation soon. In Spring 2009 NACS Media Solutions plans to grow the number of pilot and partnering stores to 20-30 sites to expand the diversity of institutions and store types participating. Full offerings to the NACS membership is anticipated beginning in summer and fall of 2009.

A prior posting on this blog provides information from the original announcement of the new LLC.

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