“Kortext is delighted to announce that following an in-depth procurement process, KeyLinks, the Reading List Management System developed by Kortext has been placed on the APUC Framework agreement as one of only two Reading List Management Systems appointed to the framework. The APUC Framework agreement is open to all universities and colleges in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, that are members of a UK Universities procurement consortia listed below, and allows institutions to choose to use KeyLinks without a protracted procurement process, saving both time and money.”
KeyLinks has been developed for libraries of all sizes and delivers functionality and aﬀordability to any size of institution. With the current university focus on learning content discoverability and access, having KeyLinks as a part of the Kortext product oﬀering enables the discoverability and access to core textbook content as well as all other library materials including course packs. This will tie into the rich data analytics that Kortext provides universities to better support student experience, retention and progression.
“As a comparatively young solution, we are excited to be on this important national framework agreement. We feel we can help put libraries at the heart of teaching and learning, directing students to the resources they need to complete their course with better outcomes” commented Scott Gibbens, Head of Integrations at Kortext, adding “we can oﬀer universities and their students some real beneﬁts by delivering not only the reading list solution but also integrations with discovery tools, reading platforms and apps”.
To ﬁnd out more about the APUC framework contract go to https://www.keylinks.org/ or visit the procurement “buyers portal” site that is applicable for your institution.
KeyLinks has been developed by Kortext, the UK’s leading digital textbook and study platform providing access to etextbooks from over 2,000 publishers, including Pearson, McGraw, Wiley and OER publishers. Kortext also powers the UK Copyright Licensing Agency’s Digital Content Store, (DCS), the Australian Copyright Agency’s Flex, Taylor & Francis’ ebooks portal and is a Microsoft Gold accredited partner.
APUC Ltd (Advance Procurement Universities and Colleges) is the procurement centre of expertise for Universities and Colleges in Scotland. For further information about APUC please see the website link above. APUC Ltd operates in collaboration with the UK Universities Procurement Consortia. The new Reading List System framework agreement is also open to Institution members of UK regional consortia: SUPC; LUPC; NWUPC; NEUPC; HEPWC