The League for Innovation in the
Community College and
OpenMind Publishing Deliver Digital Content Solution
Phoenix, AZ - October 29,
2001 -The League for Innovation in the Community College (League), an
international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college
movement, and OpenMind Publishing Group, a collaborative publishing service,
today announced the creation of a new professional resource that will
benefit community college educators and administrators.
The digital publications library will house electronic versions of League
content including books, monographs, and reports. The repository will
be available through subscription.
educators will now have immediate, online access to all of the League's
publications," states Cynthia Wilson, Vice President, Publications
& Research for the League. "This partnership with OpenMind has
allowed us to create a resource that will be a beneficial professional
development tool for faculty, staff, and administrators throughout the
OpenMind Publishing provided
the technology needed to develop and maintain the digital content repository.
The Digital Publications Library program allows subscribers to access
a full array of League publications. Subscribing institutions will receive
password protected access for their faculty and staff. Each individual
user will receive personal access, providing an opportunity to add notes
and highlights, download PDF versions of the content, and even purchase
offline copies. Future expansion plans include the addition of alternate
format e-books and downloadable audio versions of the content.
"We view this alliance
with The League as an exciting partnership that extends the value of the
League's intellectual property to the broad community college market",
said Craig Johnson, Vice President of Business Development for OpenMind
Publishing Group. "By combining the League's content with OpenMind's
publishing system, users gain incredible flexibility and value from multiple
digital delivery methods."
The digital publications library will be unveiled at the upcoming League
for Innovation Conference on Information Technology, held November 13-17
at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
About The League for Innovation
in the Community College
The League for Innovation
in the Community College is an international organization dedicated to
catalyzing the community college movement. Nineteen CEOs from some of
the most influential, resourceful, and dynamic community colleges and
districts in the world comprise the League's board
of directors, and more than 750 institutions from 10 different countries
are members. In addition, the League partners with more than 100 leading
corporations, and works with a host of other nonprofit foundations and
government agencies. With this innovative core of directors, members,
partners, and collaborators, the League hosts conferences and institutes,
develops Web resources, conducts research, produces publications, provides
services, and leads projects and initiatives in a continuing effort to
make a positive difference for students and communities. For more information
on the League's award-winning programs, publications, and services, visit
About OpenMind Publishing Group
OpenMind is leading the
initiative to replace traditional textbook publishing with a collaborative
publishing model that returns the power of publishing and teaching to
professors and enriches the learning experience for students. OpenMind
has transformed textbook publishing into a real-time dynamic process by
providing a collaborative environment where textbooks are flexible, interactive,
and up to 70% less costly for students. Using the OpenMind system instructors,
and institutions can create their own publications, deliver edited OpenMind
CourseBooks, or even develop their own private label publishing programs.
OpenMind can even help market this content across the nation and the world.
Best of all these CourseBooks can be delivered online, on CD ROM, as an
electronic file, or as a printed publication.
The company publishes highly
customizable CourseBooks and interactive media that allow instructors
to create CourseBooks ideally suited to their needs. OpenMind's exclusive
electronic delivery offers the ultimate flexibility, superior quality,
and incredible value. Visit the OpenMind website to learn more about services
for students, faculty, and authors.
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