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May 5, 2021 • 1 minute read
By: Rick Johnson

I am proud of the tremendous progress that we have made in the accessibility of our products, and, even more critical, the outstanding progress the entire ecosystem has made in creating and adopting standards.

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Our Commitment to Affordability and Access Innovation

July 7, 2021 • 1 minute read

Rising costs, multiple purchase options, and the dizzying mix of access codes and unique logins have made it difficult for students to access required learning materials and...

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How the University of Dayton Bookstore Increased Digital Sales Over 1,000 Percent

April 8, 2021 • 1 minute read

At the onset of the pandemic, a new reality set in for Julie Banks, bookstore director at the University of Dayton in Ohio.  Julie and her team quickly realized that physical...

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Diving into Students' Digital Study Habits

February 11, 2021 • 1 minute read

Two of our smartest data nerds recently dug into what we know and can learn about student study habits. In the latest podcast from the Verba I VitalSource Coffee Chat series,...

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Tips for a successful Inclusive Access program

May 23, 2019 • 2 minute read

Course materials formats and models are changing rapidly, and this means the store role is changing as well. With each passing term, stores tell us how they’re more deeply...

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Colorado State University: A shrinking footprint but a growing impact

April 8, 2019 • 2 minute read

What do you get when you combine a declining retail footprint, reduced retail margin on thousands of materials, and lower prices? Would you believe the answer is more...

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Persevering to drive student savings at Kennesaw State University

March 1, 2019 • 2 minute read

Kimberly Holland and her team at Kennesaw State University Bookstore are on a mission to support student learning. If you’re surprised a campus store’s primary goal is student...

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Making OER Easy

October 3, 2018 • 2 minute read

Institutions across the country are looking for ways to reduce the cost of education. One of the many options available to do this is open educational resources (OER). However,...

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Tips for Teaching with Bookshelf

August 1, 2018 • 1 minute read

 Digital course materials are more robust, interactive, and valuable than many realize. Research shows that 60% of students feel that digital learning technology—like...

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Fresno State saves big with successful Inclusive Access pilot

June 18, 2018 • 1 minute read

Fresno State’s Kennel Bookstore was facing a dilemma: How could they tackle affordability when their sell-through rates were low? The answer to Fresno State’s problem was...

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Celebrating Campus Store Success

March 1, 2018 • 2 minute read

After the spring back-to-school rush, our friends in the independent campus store industry come together for two key conferences, the Independent Collegiate Bookstore...

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To strengthen offerings to campus stores, Hayes joins VitalSource

October 20, 2017 • 1 minute read

It is an exciting time at VitalSource as Kathleen Hayes, a 25-year ed-tech veteran, has joined us as our new Director of Institutional Partnerships. Kathleen will lead our U.S....

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University of Missouri System taking great strides toward access, affordability

September 12, 2017 • 1 minute read

One of the best things about my job is being able to go out and meet the faculty and administrators who are working to ensure all students have access to affordable course...

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