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OLC, MERLOT to Merge Online Learning Journals
The Online Learning Consortium and the Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching are merging journals to expand research in the field of online education. The two organizations sponsor the annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium and merging Online Learning and the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching will broaden the cooperative efforts between the two.
Baker & Taylor Sells YBP Library to EBSCO
Baker & Taylor sold its Yankee Book Peddler (YBP) Library Services division to EBSCO Publishing. YBP is a provider of collection-management and technical services to academic, research, and special libraries. B&T will continue to partner with EBSCO to service the academic library market with physical book distribution services.
Quercus to Distribute Teach Yourself Titles
Quercus, a Hachette company, will begin distributing the Teach Yourself line of self-instruction books in North America on June 1. The line had been distributed by McGraw-Hill Education.
Scholastic Buys Interest in Make Believe Ideas
Scholastic bought a minority interest in Make Believe Ideas, a U.K. publisher of books for babies and children that promote creativity and learning. The first co-branded titles will feature interactive books for early learners.
Cengage Teams with
Cengage Learning and partnered to create the Cengage Learning Scholar Program. Instructors using a Cengage Learning product will be able to recruit one student within and that student will be paid to post weekly class summaries, receiving 70% of each sale of the summaries.
ProQuest Acquires SIPX
ProQuest acquired SIPX, a creator of digital course materials solutions, through its affiliate Bowker. SIPX eliminates duplicate spending on coursepacks by connecting students to materials available through university libraries.
Norton to Distribute Overlook Titles
Norton will begin selling and distributing titles from Overlook Press in May. Overlook publishes literary and commercial fiction, history, biography, illustrated books, Russian literature in translation, and children’s titles.
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