College Bookstores Fighting Gravity By Continuing To Sell Books On Campus

In the coming weeks, millions of students will be returning to college and university campuses.    The air will be full of excitement as existing students settle in for a new year and new students look forward to a new chapter. Dorms will fill up with boxes and suitcases and the quad will fill with tables representing campus activities and student organizations. Campus bookstores will offer extended hours as students search for their books and materials. These students will spend hundreds of dollars, some over a thousand, this semester alone.  Increasingly, this spend will not occur inside the bookstore.

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Increasing Number of Colleges and Universities Prioritizing Textbook Affordability and Student Success

Over the past academic year, 16 institutions have chosen the Akademos virtual bookstore solution, lowering textbook prices for students and offering advanced tools for faculty.

16 colleges and universities have selected Akademos as their virtual bookstore services provider for the upcoming academic year.  These partnerships highlight the growing trend for colleges and universities to prioritize textbook affordability and student academic success by moving to a virtual model for course materials.

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Midway University Partners with Akademos for New Online Bookstore Services

Akademos’ low cost course materials and highly personalized service to support student academic success

Midway University has selected Akademos as its new online bookstore provider to help students save on their textbooks. The private, liberal arts university was founded in 1847 and offers career-focused degree programs for undergraduate and graduate students. The University, located in Midway, Kentucky, will launch its Akademos bookstore on July 1 in support of its Fall Term 2018.

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University of Oklahoma Partners with Akademos for Online Bookstore Services

Akademos Platform will Provide Lower Textbook Prices for Students and Enhanced Support and Service for Faculty  

The University of Oklahoma (OU) has selected Akademos as its online bookstore services provider to help students obtain significant savings on course materials. Advanced adoption tools will be available to its faculty and actionable data and analytical resources will connect learning material selections to academic outcomes. The University will maintain an on-campus “Fan Shop” to support the sale of school spirit and general merchandise items. All course materials will be available via the Akademos online bookstore platform in support of Spring Term 2019 classes. 

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Digital Course Materials Are at a Tipping Point

Tipping points can be defined by a series of changes, often small ones, that become critical enough to bring about an unstoppable change. The use of digital course materials in colleges and universities is already at its tipping point.

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