Digital content services provider Ingram Digital Group, US, has announced that it has been selected by CourseSmart to enable the company's downloadable eTextbook initiative. Ingram Digital's Education Solutions unit will provide the software platform for CourseSmart's downloadable products.
A venture founded by six higher education textbook publishers, CourseSmart brings together thousands of textbooks, across hundreds of courses, on a common e-book platform. CourseSmart currently includes eTextbooks from Pearson, John Wiley & Sons Inc., Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill Education, Houghton Mifflin, Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group and Jones and Bartlett Publishers. It is available as a distributor for all higher education textbook publishers.
Ingram Digital is currently engaged in the conversion of approximately 3,000 textbooks to be made available for download from the CourseSmart website. In addition, it will provide a customised e-book reader application in a bid to enrich CourseSmart eTextbooks with interactive functionalities.