Eight goals for greatness this semester!

Often, when we hear the word ‘goals’, our minds automatically travel up the pitch to football, but what if we told you there were other goals that were, *ahem*, more important? Brace yourselves, because we have compiled a list of eight goals that will help you on your way to greatness this semester… An own

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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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Free “prescribed” etextbooks alleviate impact of university campus closures in South Africa

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With university campuses closed around the world due to Covid-19 and students unable to access their library, leading global etextbook platform provider Kortext, in conjunction with their South African partner Govtek, is enabling students to continue studying anytime anywhere by providing online access to their critical prescribed textbooks for free. Students are now able to

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