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New York, NY, August 20, 2013 - AcademicPub™, the leading provider of digital and print custom books for higher education, today announced seven publishers have become partners in the world's largest repository of chunked content available for creating custom course material.
Building on its vast Library of Content available for selection by instructors worldwide, AcademicPub™ reported Palgrave MacMillan and six other publishers' materials are now fully accessible as atomized content in course packs.
Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of AcademicPub parent company, SharedBook Inc., made the announcement about the new publishing partners.
In addition to Palgrave MacMillan, which is providing scholarly content, journal content and textbook chapters from their Higher Education group, the respected publishers announced today are: Keesing's Worldwide, Reaktion Books, the United Nations, University of British Columbia Press, University of Pittsburgh Press, and Wageningen Academic Publishers.
Of the 247 publishers now included in the AcademicPub platform, more than 60 are from outside the United States. A complete list of publishers in the AcademicPub Content Library may be found here.
Now in its third year of operation, AcademicPub makes available more than 8 million units of content for use in course packs for classes throughout North America, and around the world.
"Instructors tell us that they like the multiple points-of-view offered by the aggregation of content from multiple publishers," said Vanderlip. "With well-known publishers like Palgrave MacMillan and the others in the AcademicPub Content Library, instructors can also be assured of the highest quality content, available in pristine files with automated copyright clearance."
About AcademicPub AcademicPub, SharedBook Inc.'s Technology platform for higher education, assembles, composes, prices and delivers custom textbooks-in eBook and/or print format. AcademicPub allows for immediate creation and inclusion of copyright-cleared content from anywhere, such as web articles, self-generated lectures or from the AcademicPub Content Library. Digital or print distribution generates 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 atwww.sharedbook.com.
The piece below was written by Caroline Snizek, who served as a summer intern at SharedBook.
high school seniors are confronted with their future at every graduation party,
barbecue, and visit to grandma’s: “What’s your major?” That question is
terrifying and will strike fear into the hearts of students everywhere.
Momentarily, your future flashes before your eyes and you see your wizened self
and you are mumbling, “why? why renaissance literature with a concentration in
Rabelais?” Now flash back to the present.
are faced with the issue of a major long before they step onto a campus. Maybe
the thought of it has been weighing on them since the beginning of their high
school career. But worse than that burden of making a choice is what follows
once you have provided your elders with an answer, the inevitable “what will
you do with that?” That question can be asked nicely, but sometimes it hurts to
hear people, however politely, imply they don’t value your judgment on your
education. But I am here to tell you incoming freshmen that want to study film or
literature or philosophy that you are allowed to tell them you don’t know and
leave it at that.
I am a 20 year
old rising college junior and I have a lot thoughts about what I will be able
to do with my degree, but no knowledge of what direction I will take upon graduation
When I think ahead, the time between college and whenever my life is supposed
to begin is mostly blank. But thanks to my devotion to the humanities (majoring
in Liberal Arts), I know that I can learn how to do anything.
The humanities are the center of the national debate
surrounding higher education. After years of falling behind in the sciences,
there was renewed interest in catching up in those areas. Yet with the
attention on math and science test scores, we have lost sight of what binds us as
citizens In a recent report issued by theCommission on the Humanities and
call the humanities “the keeper of the republic—a source of national memory and
civic vigor, cultural understanding and communication, individual fulfillment
and the ideals we hold in common.” Aristotle says in his Politics, “man is a political animal”. We are not beasts of the
hills or the sea, but of the city. Polis in Ancient Greek means city and it is
the root of “political”. But it also
The only way to earn that role as a productive citizen is to
learn how to become a “Keeper of the Republic”. Engineers and English majors
are equally important to our virtue as a country, even though those
contributions are significantly different. And as an incoming freshman being
peppered with questions, it is almost impossible to see ahead and realize that
no matter what you choose to study, even if it is the humanities, you will be
making a contribution to the world you choose to live in. You will be able to
look at the past and guide our nation to the future. After all, how can we look
forward without looking back?
if you are still scared by saying you don’t know, that’s ok. I’m sure you’ll
figure it out. Four years in college goes even faster than high school.