Raleigh, NC -- March 28, 2005. VitalSource Technologies, Inc. ("VitalSource") announced today that Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry ("LSU School of Dentistry") has adopted the VitalSource Curriculum(TM) 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.
"We are pleased to have such a quality institution as LSU School of Dentistry join our growing list of clients," said Frank Daniels III, president and CEO of VitalSource. "LSU is committed to providing its students with the latest technology and resources, and adopting VitalSource is one example of that."
Eric Hovland, Dean of LSU School of Dentistry, added: "the VitalSource Curriculum(TM) will enhance our dental educational program. On the first day of classes, all 60 first-year dental students will receive access to the 71_required textbooks for their entire four-year program on their laptops, as opposed to having to purchase traditional textbooks. We feel that the interactive learning tools and portable access to these educational materials will make this a win-win-win for the school, students and faculty."
VitalSource partnered with Quintessence Publishing, a leading publisher of dental education products, and other leading publishers, to digitize textbooks. "VitalSource's state-of-the-art digital rights protection is a proven, viable content distribution channel directly to students and faculty," said. Tomoko Tsuchiya, Vice President of Quintessence " We are pleased to be continuing our strong relationship with VitalSource in the dental market."
About VitalSource Technologies, Inc.:
VitalSource Technologies, Inc., a privately-owned and operated company, provides secure digital content solutions to the education market. The company delivers proprietary software solutions, commercial content delivery through its growing base of publisher partners, and custom curriculum solutions and consulting services. VitalSource solutions are available for a variety of programs in secondary, post-secondary and graduate education. For more information please visit www.VitalSource.com.