MILTON KEYNES, U.K. ĖVital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group's leading e-textbook solution, today announced the international expansion of its VitalSource Bookshelf platform with a new digital store in the U.K. The store offers tens of thousands of e-textbooks from leaders in academic publishing.
"As a company that is committed to improving the educational experience and making e-textbooks accessible to all, Vital Source is proud to open a digital store in the U.K.," said Kent Freeman, Chief Operating Officer, Vital Source Technologies, Inc. "More educators and students now have access to the latest interactive e-textbooks and tools, in addition to having more choice when purchasing their course materials. We are pleased to support this important market."
The VitalSource Bookshelf platform includes titles in its U.K. store from leading publishers Wiley, Taylor & Francis, SAGE Publications, Kogan Page, Springer, Palgrave Macmillan Higher Education and others. Students and faculty have multiple content purchase options available to them including direct student purchase and purchase through an institution's virtual learning environment (VLE).
E-textbooks from Vital Source can be downloaded, and used online and offline on a variety of device types including Mac, Windows, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android. Regardless of the content option used, all work, including notes, highlights and annotations, automatically syncs across devices. The VitalSource Bookshelf platform supports 25 languages for worldwide learning.
University instructors who adopt e-textbooks from the VitalSource Bookshelf platform also have access to a full suite of accessibility features and measurement tools, which allow faculty to assess individual and aggregate class engagement data and use it to manage successful learning outcomes.
The VitalSource Bookshelf platform is the most used e-textbook delivery platform in higher education with more than 3.25 million users across 6,000 campuses around the world. It uses the latest technology to enhance the learning experience through e-textbooks and digital education. Content from more than 350 of the world's top academic publishers is available to VitalSource Bookshelf users anytime, anywhere, and on a variety of operating systems and devices. For more information about Vital Source Technologies, visit www.vitalsource.com. To visit the new U.K. Vital Source Bookshelf store visit www.store.vitalsource.co.uk
Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram provides books, music and media content to over 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in 195 countries. More than 26,000 publishers use Ingram's fully integrated physical and digital distribution, logistics, and manufacturing solutions to access global consumer demand, and realize the full business potential of book content. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, Coutts Information Services, and ICG Ventures Inc. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com