Nelsonville, OH, and New York, Feb. 15, 2013 – ED MAP, a leading provider of course materials management services, and AcademicPub, the leading provider of custom books – digital and print – for the higher education community, today announced a partnership that will mutually enhance each company’s ability to provide a streamlined way for faculty and institutions to adopt, manage, and deliver high-quality custom content to students and simultaneously reduce the cost of course materials.
The partnership will further strengthen ED MAP’s content strategies advisory services and will incorporate a version of AcademicPub’s robust content aggregation platform into ED MAP’s comprehensive OpenVue materials management technology.
According to ED MAP President and COO Kerry S. Pigman, “Working with AcademicPub will enable us to give institutions and faculty access to different kinds of content, while maintaining the streamlined approach to distribution provided by ED MAP’s OpenVue platform. Faculty and curriculum developers will be able to easily disaggregate content and reconstruct it with better, less expensive content – while maintaining the effectiveness of supporting courses’ learning objectives. We hope that implementing this strategy to increase the value of course materials will provide our clients with a competitive advantage in their marketplace.”
“With aligned goals of increasing flexibility while delivering quality at a lower price, AcademicPub and ED MAP are perfect partners, “ said Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of AcademicPub parent, SharedBook Inc. “ED MAP’s consultative approach, combined with AcademicPub’s state-of-the-art technology and content breadth, provide a great solution for ED MAP’s customers.”
About ED MAP
ED MAP was founded by an educator to serve educators. ED MAP understands that as course materials options and decisions get more complex, colleges and universities need a partner to navigate the increasingly chaotic environment to develop end-to-end strategic solutions that offer flexibility and control while supporting student choice. ED MAP provides cloud-based technologies and expert services to manage course materials from adoption to delivery. For more information, visit www.edmap.com.
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 176 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.