Ingram's VitalSource Bookshelf® E-textbook Platform Expands Reach to Desire2Learn Users

20-Feb-2013

Nashville, TN – Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group’s leading e-textbook solution for publishers, academic institutions and students, today announced that it has expanded the reach of its VitalSource Bookshelf® platform through Desire2Learn, a leader in providing innovative learning solutions.

"Desire2Learn continues to transform the learning experiences of millions of students worldwide," said Jeff McDowell, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Desire2Learn. "Our collaboration with Vital Source is part of our ongoing effort to make it easier for educators and students to find, use and share the e-textbooks and digital content they need to succeed in the classroom."

Desire2Learn provides an open and extensive platform to over 700 clients with more than 8 million learners in higher education, K-12, healthcare, government and corporate sectors. As institutions integrate more multimedia content into their curriculum, Desire2Learn's work with Vital Source will provide learners with access to the newest and most relevant e-textbooks.

“We are pleased that our VitalSource Bookshelf platform will be available to all Desire2Learn users worldwide, providing anytime, anywhere access to the content that the educators and students of today use most,” said Kent Freeman, Chief Operating Officer, Vital Source Technologies, Inc. “The integration of Ingram’s VitalSource platform with Desire2Learn will improve the learning experiences of millions of students worldwide.”

The VitalSource Bookshelf platform is the preferred and most used e-textbook delivery platform in higher education today. With longstanding relationships with more than 300 of the best-known publishers and over 2.9 million registered users on 6,000 campuses in 200 countries and territories worldwide, the platform was designed to support learning and built to scale for dramatic growth.

About Ingram
Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) is comprised of several subsidiaries to Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram includes a comprehensive suite of publishing industry services companies that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Group LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Periodicals LLC, Ingram International, Ingram Library Services LLC, Spring Arbor Distributors, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Tennessee Book Company LLC, and ICG Ventures LLC.