New York, NY, June 11, 2013 - AcademicPub™, the world's leading provider of atomized content for the higher education community, today announced that the AcademicPub Content Library™ - filled with 8 million pieces of content from 240+ quality academic publishers, can now be customized for the library of a college, university or statewide higher education system partner.
AcademicPub Off The Shelf™ is a 100% tailored solution designed to maximize a school's existing content licensing arrangements. AcademicPub will seamlessly integrate the institution's pricing relationships into the AcademicPub Content Library, passing all savings to the student. The announcement was made by Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of AcademicPub parent SharedBook Inc.
AcademicPub Off The Shelf is a new component of CUSTOM COLLEGE PLUS™, AcademicPub's co-branded custom publishing solution for institutions of higher education. Spurred by the more prominent role of libraries in school and system-wide efforts to provide content choice and affordability to students, AcademicPub Off The Shelf allows schools to set and control prices to reflect established university agreements with publishers. These adopting institutions will remain 100% copyright compliant, and give students the mobility they want with packaged course materials that are available on any device.
"Gone are the days when a student sees the bookstore as the place to buy books, and the library as a quiet place to study and do research," said Vanderlip. "New technologies in the areas of information delivery and user-driven content selection, such as what AcademicPub provides, continue to make libraries a focal point of learning innovation."
Added Vanderlip: "Our objective is to empower faculty with the tools necessary to provide affordable, high-quality academic materials for their students. Academic libraries are the faculty's best partner in being able to source the most applicable content for a course and now they can extend those capabilities to course pack creation."
Recently named to the 2013 list of "Cool Vendors" in Education by Gartner, Inc., AcademicPub is SharedBook Inc's technology platform for higher education. With a few clicks of a mouse, an instructor can assemble, compose, price and deliver custom books - in eBook and/or print format. AcademicPub allows for immediate creation and inclusion of copyright-cleared content from anywhere, such as web articles, third party content, self-generated lectures or from the 8 million-plus units of cleared material provided by the 240+ publishers in the AcademicPub Content Library. The dual benefit is a fast and easy way for educators to provide an engaging educational experience, with lower prices and up-to-the-minute materials for students. More information and free registration for faculty is available at www.academicpub.com. Headquartered in New York since 2004, SharedBook Inc. is privately held and can be found at www.sharedbook.com.
James A. Boyle
Boyle Public Affairs