Raleigh, NC -- Aug. 24, 2004. VitalSource Technologies, Inc. ("VitalSource") announced today that The University of Mississippi School of Dentistry (Mississippi Dental) 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.
"The reason for adopting the VitalSource Technology for our students goes well beyond simply replacing hard copy texts with computer based ‘books,' said James R. Hupp, Dean of Mississippi Dental School. "This technology begins the process of refocusing our students away from seeing books as the source of the most up-to-date and reliable information, and instead appreciating that the content of books is only one source of useful information. The cross-referencing and linkage capabilities of this technology help our school create career-long learners who rely upon many sources of information and also learn how to question and determine the validity of available information no matter what the source."
VitalSource partnered with Elsevier and other leading publishers to provide digital textbooks in a secure digital delivery.
"VitalSource's state-of-the-art digital rights protection is a proven, viable content distribution channel directly to students and faculty. We are pleased to be continuing our strong relationship with VitalSource in the dental market," said Brian Bussey, Vice President, E-Professional Products at Elsevier.
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 contact us via e-mail email@example.com.