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March 15, 2018

VitalSource Accepted as APUC provider for Scottish Higher Education Institutions


March 15, 2018

London (15 Mar. 2018) – Last month, Advance Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) Limited selected VitalSource® as a provider for 51 colleges and universities in Scotland. VitalSource is now a named supplier for LOT 4, multi-vendor eBook acquisition platform.

APUC is the procurement Centre of expertise for all of Scotland universities and colleges. It is a private limited company, owned by its client institutions and established in response to the McClelland Report: 'Review of Public Procurement in Scotland,' which made recommendations for public procurement reform.

As a named supplier, VitalSource can now provide institutions with a single interface for the purchase of individual eBooks and eBook collections.

“We are honoured and delighted to be named as a supplier to work with APUC and their member institutions, said VitalSource Managing Director for EMEA-APAC John Donovan. “As the world’s leading digital content platform, VitalSource is committed to making it easy for librarians to source the digital learning materials that are so critical to student experience and success.”

With VitalSource as a supplier, APUC members have access to the world’s largest catalogue of digital learning materials and powerful analytics dashboards that unlock insights into student study habits and enable the early identification of at-risk students, empowering institutions to take action to help support students and improve outcomes. Industry-best accessibility features for students with disabilities ensure that all students get the most out of their content and established support from an experienced team in Milton Keynes provides onboarding and implementation expertise.

VitalSource became a supplier to APUC in December 2017 and its approved status runs through December 2019.

About VitalSource |
VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group LLC, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. The preferred choice among educational institutions and companies for digital learning materials, VitalSource® helps over 1,000 educational content providers create and deliver seamless interactive learning experiences through its exclusive Bookshelf® platform to millions of learners at 7,000 institutions. Bookshelf users opened more than 20 million digital textbooks last year and read more than 3.4 billion pages.

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