CSU to Begin Digital Textbook Program
The Digital Marketplace, an initiative of the California State University Office of the Chancellor, has announced plans to launch a digital textbook pilot this fall using the VitalSource digital content delivery platform.
Starting in the fall 2010 semester, the pilot is planned to begin at San Diego State University and will be implemented through the university bookstore. Students will receive their content through the Aztec Bookstore portal and access their e-textbook titles through the VitalSource Bookshelf software.
William Chesser, Vice President and General Manager of VitalSource, said the pilot program “represents a big step forward for digital content delivery in post-secondary education.”
“The Digital Marketplace is not only paving the way for new content options on their campuses, but they are doing so in a way that ensures their students get powerful, equitable options,” Chesser said.
SDSU's in-plant is not expected to be impacted by this program, as it does not handle this type of work.