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 28, 2009

NMS, CCRA, and ICBA e-textbook solution

The Chronicle recently featured an article regarding the new e-textbook solution that will be offered by NACS Media Solutions (NMS), Canadian Campus Retail Associates (CCRA), and the Independent College Stores Association (ICBA). To learn more about the initiative, a copy of the press release can be viewed in the post from September 18th. It is important to note that many college stores are already capable of handling and distributing e-textbooks. This initiative aims to expand on the e-textbook offerings currently in place and to provide stores with a system that was designed and developed based on the needs and observations of students, after they had opportunities to use and evaluate other existing systems available to them in the marketplace. The initiative does not replicate digital delivery solutions already available in the marketplace but instead offers a unique solution to help college stores transition to the stores of the future.

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