Akademos Joins VitalSource and Publishers to Provide Free Access to eTextbooks

Industry: Book Store

Akademos, VitalSource, and publishers join together to provide students affected by COVID-19 campus closures with digital course materials

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) March 16th, 2020

Akademos has joined VitalSource in an initiative to help ensure customers and students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will have free access to digital learning materials through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

Beginning March 16 and for the rest of the semester, access to an expansive catalog of eBooks will be available for free to students at client institutions who have semester-based calendars that have chosen to curtail physical teaching in response to COVID-19. Students will be able to simply log in to VitalSource’s Bookshelf app using their school email address to view available course materials from participating publishers.

“As events around this pandemic continue to unfold, colleges and universities are faced with many difficult decisions”, said Raj Kaji, CEO of Akademos. “Akademos is committed to the success of its clients and is pleased to work with partners such as VitalSource to quickly adapt and provide assistance. Our hearts go out to all who have been negatively impacted by these events.”

For more information please visit www.akademos.com/coronavirus

About Vitalsource

VitalSource is the leading education technology solutions provider committed to helping partners create, deliver, and distribute affordable, accessible, and impactful learning experiences worldwide. As a recognized innovator in the digital course materials market, VitalSource is best known for partnering with more than 1,000 publishers and resellers to deliver extraordinary learning experiences to millions of active users globally– and today we’re also powering new, cutting-edge technologies designed to optimize teaching and learning for maximum results. Learn more at https://get.vitalsource.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

About Akademos

Akademos provides higher education institutions with a full-service online platform to manage course materials, from monitoring adoptions and compliance to purchasing textbooks to measuring utilization. More than just an online bookstore, we give school administrators a single platform to streamline course adoptions and meet compliance regulations. For students, the platform simplifies the purchasing and access of materials through a personalized portal that connects with school SIS, LMS, and payment systems. Akademos gives colleges and universities a more transparent, convenient, and cost-effective solution to manage how course materials are used and measured, helping to improve textbook affordability and student success. Learn more at www.akademos.com

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