First Street, a new political intelligence product from CQ Press, a division of SAGE Inc., offers a look into the relationships between legislators, lobbyists, and others influencing policy making in the US.Â The product launched earlier this year.Â They have been releasing topical reports, highlighting the lobbying in the topic area as well as the features of the First Street database.Â Alex Bronstein-Moffly, Online Content Manager with First Street recently author a report titled, The Lobbying Behind Publishing and Textbooks.Â This report takes a look at the lobbying of the Association of American Publisher’s (AAP) and the National Association of College Stores NACS); issues lobbied in the last few years; and textbook legislation lobbying.
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Picked up a tweet today from @goodtokno about this new Pew report, The Digital Revolution and Higher Education.Â Some snippets of the study are listed below, taken from the Pew study website.Â It’s pretty clear from the results that digital content will be necessary to support higher education. Of particular interest is the estimate on digital textbooks – Nearly two-thirds of college presidents (62%) anticipate that 10 years from now, more than half of the textbooks used by their undergraduate students will be entirely digital. Continue reading New Pew study on Higher Education and the Digital Revolution anticipates digital textbooks
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From an Ingram Press Release:Â Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced that Vital Source has grown its e-textbook offering with the acquisition of VPG Integrated Media (VPG), a leading developer of award-winning enhanced e-textbook applications, interactive learning objects and e-whiteboard content, and state-of-the-art video, audio, and animation production services for educational publishers.
The acquisition of VPG has expanded the ability of Vital Source to further enhance the digital learning experience. Vital Source and VPG, together, present an unmatched e-textbook offering that meets the demands of publishers, educators, and students in this new era of learning opportunities. The joining of VPGâ€™s ability to turn a textbook into an interactive experience, Vital Sourceâ€™s proven e-textbook platform and its strong relationships with publishers, institutions and students will streamline the creation and distribution of digital books globally. Continue reading Ingram’s Vital Source acquires VPG Integrated Media, specializing in enhanced e-textbooks