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August 20, 2019

VitalSource Technologies Barnes & Noble Education Partners with VitalSource to strengthen BNC FirstDay Inclusive Access Platform,. Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., a leading provider of educational products and services solutions for higher education and K-12, announced a new agreement with VitalSource, part of Ingram Content Group. Under the agreement, VitalSource's technology will power the BNC FirstDay inclusive access platform, bringing together VitalSource's advanced technology and Barnes & Noble College's unparalleled campus and publisher relationships. [Full Announcement].

August 1, 2019

VitalSource Technologies Kent Freeman was named the President of VitalSource Technologies. Kent Freeman was named the President of VitalSource Technologies, LLC in August of 2019. Kent previously led VitalSource from 2009 to 2016, guiding the company through its transition to become a leading education technology company. [Full Announcement].

January 20, 2016

VitalSource Technologies Follett Brytewave Digital Textbook Reader now powered by VitalSource. Higher education's largest campus retailer Follett Higher Education Group is working with VitalSource, Ingram Content Group's educational technology division, to enhance its BryteWave digital textbook reader. Beginning this month, the BryteWave digital textbook reader will be powered by VitalSource to provide Follett campus partners and customers hassle-free access to the best digital content. [Full Announcement].

January 22, 2015

VitalSource Technologies Learning Tech Company Intrepid Learning, Inc. officially launches with new website. SaaS learning technology provider aims to revolutionize corporate learning with its award-winning platform. Intrepid Learning, Inc., a next-generation SaaS learning technology provider, announces its official beginning as a new entity with the launch of a brand new website showcasing its innovative, learner-first, cloud-based flagship products, the Intrepid Learning Hub and Corporate MOOC. [Full Announcement].

June 1, 2007

VitalSource Technologies VitalSource Technologies among first technology companies to adhere to newly released Digital Publishing Standard OPS 2.0. VitalSource Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of digital book solutions, today announced that it has added OPS 2.0 (*.epub) to its content submission guidelines. OPS 2.0 was collaboratively developed by members of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), the international trade and standards organization for the digital publishing industry, to streamline the delivery of content to the marketplace. OPS 2.0 was officially released by IDPF on May 16. [Full Announcement].

May 9, 2007

VitalSource Technologies VitalSource releases groundbreaking e-Book software creating new online learning networks. VitalSource Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of digital book solutions, released the most advanced digital book software in the industry with new, interactive features including the ability for users to collaborate by sharing notes and highlights. [Full Announcement].

May 2, 2006

VitalSource Technologies VitalSource launches P2 for digital publishing. VitalSource Technologies, a leading enabler of digital textbooks and other curricular materials, today announces the launch of VitalSource P2. P2 is a secure online resource that simplifies the process of creating, managing and distributing digital assets. [Full Announcement].

November 2, 2005

VitalSource Technologies VitalSource and Thomson West meet growing demand for digital law study guides. Students download music, check their grades and pay their bills with a few key strokes. Now, law students have the option to use digital study guides too. VitalSource Technologies Inc. and Thomson West, the premier provider of integrated information solutions to the legal profession and business within The Thomson Corporation announced they are offering the Concise Hornbook Series study guides in VitalBook digital format at select college bookstores and online at the VitalSource Store. [Full Announcement].

March 28, 2005

VitalSource Technologies Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry goes digital with VitalSource Curriculum. VitalSource Technologies announced that Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry has adopted the VitalSource Curriculum for the incoming fall 2005 class. In lieu of traditional textbooks, LSU dental students will purchase digital textbooks provided through VitalSource as part of the school's mandatory student adoption program. The books will be loaded on students' laptop computers. [Full Announcement].

January 27, 2005

VitalSource Technologies VitalSource adds Britannica information to digital library. VitalSource Technologies, Inc. is expanding its reference library by adding two reference works from the editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica. VitalSource customers will be able to choose between the Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia when they order IBM ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops preloaded with the VitalSource Library beginning in spring 2005. [Full Announcement].

December 16, 2004

VitalSource Technologies Schools across the country adopt PC-based digital curricula through partnership with IBM and VitalSource Technologies. VitalSource is developing a Custom Curriculum Solution for each of the districts. Each curriculum is designed to meet the specific needs and educational objectives of those schools. For some schools, VitalSource is replacing textbooks. For others, VitalSource is being used to link primary documents, lesson plans and student assessments. At all of the schools, IBM preloads the VitalSource Technologies vitalsource KEY with Personal Portable Library, a non-customized solution, on education models of its ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops. The Personal Portable Library features more than 3,000 works including history books, art, maps and classic literature. The VitalSource Key is the interface for the texts. [Full Announcement].

September 29, 2004

VitalSource Technologies IBM ThinkPad University Campbell University adopts custom curriculum solution for pharmacy. VitalSource Technologies announced that Campbell University School of Pharmacy (Buies Creek, NC), an IBM Thinkpad University, has adopted vitalsourceKEY with Custom Curriculum Solution for the incoming Fall 2004 class. Students will use digital textbooks delivered directly onto their laptops to compliment other learning resources. [Full Announcement].

September 1, 2004

VitalSource Technologies University of Colorado School of Dentistry goes digital with VitalSource Custom Curriculum Solution. VitalSource Technologie announced that The University of Colorado School of Dentistry has adopted vitalsourceKEY with Custom Curriculum Solution for the incoming Fall 2004 class. Students will receive digital textbooks provided through VitalSource under the mandatory student adoption in lieu of traditional textbooks. [Full Announcement].

August 30, 2004

VitalSource Technologies Seton Hall School of Law goes digital with VitalSource Custom Curriculum Solution. VitalSource Technologies announced that Seton Hall School of Law has adopted the vitalsourceKEY with Custom Curriculum Solution for the incoming Fall 2004 class. Students will use digital textbooks provided through VitalSource in lieu of traditional paper textbooks. [Full Announcement].

August 24, 2004

VitalSource Technologies University of Mississippi School of Dentistry Goes Digital with VitalSource Custom Curriculum Solution. VitalSource Technologies announced that The University of Mississippi School of Dentistry has adopted VitalSource's Custom Curriculum Solution for the incoming Fall 2004 class. It's now mandatory that all dental students use digital textbooks on laptops instead of traditional hard copy textbooks. [Full Announcement].

August 23, 2004

VitalSource Technologies VitalSource Technologies enhances portable learning for Macintosh users. VitalSource Technologies announced that vitalsourceKEY, bundled with the Personal Portable Library, a digital content library of the great works of Western civilization, is now available pre-installed on Apple Macintosh desktops and portables and as a stand-alone product through apple.com/education. [Full Announcement].

VitalSource Technologies UNC - Chapel Hill School of Dentistry goes digital with VitalSource Custom Curriculum Solution. VitalSource Technologie announced that The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry has adopted VitalSource's Custom Curriculum Solution for the incoming Fall 2004 class. Students will use digital textbooks provided through VitalSource in lieu of traditional paper textbooks. [Full Announcement].

March 23, 2004

VitalSource Technologies New IBM ThinkPad, ThinkCentre Preloaded with Classic Books; Partnership Between IBM and VitalSource Brings Library to Student. IBM announced an exclusive three-year agreement with VitalSource Technologies to preload more than 2,000 classics of western civilization on ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops for education customers. In addition, K-12 schools, colleges and universities can work with IBM and VST to preload textbooks and other customized content. The agreement helps educators operating under cost constraints and textbook availability issues to load quickly accessible educational content on the hard drives of personal computers, reducing the need for students to carry backpacks filled with books. [Full Announcement].

January 22, 2004

VitalSource Technologies Investment Banker joins Vital Source Technologies, Inc.. Having served as the company's financial advisor for the past 18 months, Clay Dunnagan, formerly Managing Director of Dunnagan Acquisitions, LLC, recently joined Vital Source Technologies to spearhead business development. Over the course of the last 14 years, he has completed over 100 transactions involving approximately $1 billion, including initial public offerings, mergers & acquisitions, restructurings and private placements. He holds an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School and undergraduate degrees from North Carolina State University. [Full Announcement].

January 12, 2004

VitalSource Technologies VST and Oxford University Press to sign agreement. Vital Source Technologies and Oxford University Press are concluding terms of an agreement to make their reference materials available through VST. Recognized worldwide as a leader in the creation of dictionaries and other academic references and resources, Oxford's material will supplement the books and resources distributed by VST as part of the Personal Portable Library to provide students and faculty with comprehensive tools for learning. [Full Announcement].

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