Will digital solutions dominate as student numbers rise?

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Student numbers are rising. The latest UCAS end of cycle data has revealed a record level of interest in full-time undergraduate programmes, with 767,000 applicants and circa 560,000 acceptances, putting real weight in the UCAS prediction of one million applicants by 2026. Perceived value of higher education remains strong Despite the cost of living crisis

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Kortext launches new university eBookStore, relieving pressure on library budgets

This month saw the launch of Kortext’s university eBookStore – a service now available to all Higher Education institutions.   With the support of Kortext, universities can set up their own branded eBookStore, giving their students access to 2 million eTextbooks from over 4,700 leading academic publishers such as Wiley, McGraw Hill and Oxford University Press.  

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Three goals to help you win this year

For many, it’s the first week back at work after a well-deserved rest over the festive period. Before you get too comfortable and back into the swing of things, let’s take a moment and set some goals for the year ahead.  We won’t call it a New Year’s resolution because statistically 64% of people abandon their resolutions within

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What do we really know about how students use learning resources?

In the aftermath of the emergency online delivery that has characterised much of the Covid-19 pandemic, universities are asking serious questions about learning resources. The problem that everyone from the library to the strategy office is facing is that the data on how students feel about the shift to online resources, and the quality and

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Why textbooks should be included in tuition fees

Why textbooks should be included in tuition fees By Taylor Williams Picture this: you’re just about to begin your first year of university. You’re moving away from home, living independently, it’s the beginning of the rest of your life… and you find out your loan barely covers your rent. Then you get an email with

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Your thoughts on eTextbook provisioning: results from our February 2021 survey

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Kortext’s latest research has highlighted the increasing importance of the library in its support for both the teaching and learning function of a university as well as research, especially as universities move towards a more blended learning environment. Librarians representing over 80 separate UK and Irish HE institutions indicate that this will be an evolving

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