As the central hub that brings staff and students together, the library plays a key role in the teaching and learning experience. With Kortext, all your tools and data are on one easy-to-use, powerful platform for you to deliver results to meet the expectations of your students and university.
With Kortext you’ll be able to:
With over 4 million digital textbooks from 4700 publishers, the Kortext platform gives your library access to all the digital books your students need via its own bespoke book store.
Over the years we’ve established partnerships with all the key publishers to ensure the right content is readily available.
Taking a digital leap will give your university the tools it needs to meet the rapid evolution in online and blended learning.
The Kortext library acquisition portal offers a quick and easy purchase order system. Recent enhancements mean searching, selecting and comparing material has never been easier, and you can order content from over 4,700 publishers.
Features of the acquisition portal include:
o Order baskets – easily review, manage and order books
o Upfront pricing – see pricing and license types as you browse
o Kortext inventory - search books by ISBN, book title or author
o Multiple ISBN validation – upload ISBN numbers to instantly determine availability
o Import reading lists – save time by uploading your reading lists into your acquisition basket
o Order submission – submit orders quickly and initiate backorders
o Basket rollover and export – duplicate baskets and export a list of titles to share with others
o Back-office automation – integrate to streamline order intake
o External search – title not found in our inventory? No problem, our acquisition portal lets you search outside Kortext too!
With Kortext, you’ll be able to access detailed analytics and reporting on everything from student engagement to content usage.
As part of the Jisc Learning Analytics Service, we provide trusted data and analysis to help you make data driven decisions. You’ll also have the option to download COUNTER 5 compliant statistics for a standardised way of reporting.
Monitoring of the data will keep your students on track. Any necessary interventions can take place and course materials can be reviewed and modified as required.
We have selected over 10,000 OA and OER titles from a wide number of leading commercial academic publishers and university/academic sources, that are now readily available on our site.
The collection has been expertly curated by our team, with a strong focus on core OA, leading academic publishers as well as OER content that, as a minimum has been selected by academics for use in teaching.
The collection will continue to be expanded and we would be delighted to hear from any customers who have other OER / OA resources they would like us to consider, look at and / or work to build bespoke collections to support specific areas of study.
Digital Content Store (DCS) allows an institution to request, digitise, clear the rights and provide links to content through CLA workflows.
Once cleared, students are able to access the content using the Kortext reader from an CLA provided link from either their reading list or VLE without requiring them to log in to a Kortext account.
If a student wishes to use personalised features from the Kortext reader, such as Notes and Bookmarks, they must create or login to a Kortext account.
For more information, please visit our Help Centre where a guide on this can be found.
Accessibility is important to us. On our platform, we have an array of accessibility features available within our interactive eTextbooks for all students.
In addition, we have developed accessibility features for our analytics users, suitable for those with colour vision disabilities as exemplified with this image, which shows the Kortext Analytics dashboard tailored to suit those with Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD).
KeyLinks, developed for all types of libraries, allows you to organise and manage content such as journal extracts, articles, case reference files and training materials into easily accessible reading lists.
By directing students to the resources they need to complete the course, Keylinks provides a reading list solution that will aid better outcomes.
The Kortext Arcturus platform easily locks into your university tech systems however they are configured. We offer enhanced integration and operability with your learning ecosystem – from the VLE (like Canvas, Blackboard or Moodle) to reading list management systems and your library catalogues.
We’ll connect Kortext to ensure the material across your institution is easily available to thousands of students via single sign on. With unified access and workflow integration, you’ll reduce content access barriers and improve student satisfaction scores.
For universities wanting to provide online access to all adopted textbooks for a single fixed price.
Kortext Complete provides added support and detailed engagement analytics to help drive progression, retention and success.
Create a personalised collection of content from over 4700 publishers based on your specific needs.
Purchase on a title by title basis putting you in control of the acquisition process, regardless of budget.
We provide flexible access models that work for your university and your students. Access can be from the library OPAC, through the VLE, discovery portals or reading lists.
Kortext Complete or Kortext Personalised gives you the option to choose what’s best for you.
We’ve put together a handy guide to walk you through using the Kortext platform so you’ll be able to answer your students’ questions and support them with accessing their online course material.
We’ve also put in some useful tips on how to use the acquisitions portal, so you’ll know exactly what to do when placing and managing orders.
The University of Manchester partnered with Kortext in a shift towards digital learning and to address access issues, especially for large cohorts where print provision couldn’t meet demand.
Usage of all the different functionalities on the platform has increased in the past year, except printing copies which has decreased, thus highlighting a positive shift towards digital learning.
Olivia Walsby, Reading List Services Manager at University of Manchester