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Ed Map, AcademicPub Partner on Custom Materials

Course materials manager Ed Map has inked a deal to partner with digital and print custom-content textbook publisher AcademicPub, including the integration of the AcademicPub aggregation platform with Ed Map's OpenVue materials management technology.

Key features of the OpenVue course materials management system include:

  • Creation of orders for single or multiple students using filterable parameters;
  • Business processing rules to determine course material format preference, such as e-book, new, used, or rental, when uploading orders; and
  • Assistance in identifying non-responding students through use of Ed Map's order validation site that requires students to confirm accurate delivery information.

The companies hope to better streamline the way colleges adopt, manage, and deliver custom content to students, according to an Ed Map release, and see added value for their services in the possibility of cheaper, more efficient textbook procurement, creation, and distribution for the schools they serve.

"We hope that implementing this strategy to increase the value of course materials will provide our clients with a competitive advantage in their marketplace," said Ed Map President and COO Kerry Pigman in a company release. "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."

AcademicPub's services are offer educators the ability to create custom material through inclusion of copyright-cleared resources from Web articles, third-party content, self-generated lectures, and material provided by the 176 publishers in the AcademicPub Content Library.

AcademicPub is a SharedBook technology platform for higher education. SharedBook is privately held company founded in 2004 and headquartered in New York.

Ed Map is headquartered in Nelsonville, OH and provides colleges and universities with consulting and outsourcing for bookstore services.

More information about AcademicPub is available at academicpub.sharedbook.com. Go to edmap.com to learn more about OpenVue.

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Kevin Hudson is a freelance journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He can be reached at sportswryter@yahoo.com.

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