We already work with some digital aggregators and clearinghouses. Why should we want to work with you?
A: AcademicPub, a product of SharedBook Inc., is a technology service for higher education that allows faculty and school administrators to create custom course materials from a variety of sources and present content in print or digital formats.
A: Learn more by becoming an introductory user at www.academicpub.com.
A:Quite simply, an educator logs into AcademicPub and creates a custom book in real-time. You may choose to send the digital output to your campus reprographics center or have AcademicPub provide copies that are shipped to your bookstore or another location of your institution's choice. AcademicPub has different billing options if your institution prefers to submit a purchase order rather than having students pay for course material directly.
A: You log onto our web site and establish an account to create a custom book. Of course, you may speak with an AcademicPub representative for more information.
A: Yes, they may add their own teaching materials.
A: Materials are not turned in, in the traditional sense, to AcademicPub since our service operates in real-time and you are able to select content and upload your own materials. The user builds the custom book in real time adding content as that fits the needs of the course. You see a running price as items are added to the custom book. Once everything is added you tell the system you are done and are presented with a final price and review file.
A: No. Simply access your account and make any required modifications to your existing custom book.
A: No, you issue a new link for new books for upcoming courses. It is impossible to update an already printed book or an already downloaded PDF. Of course, you may create a new book at any time with updated materials.
A: If you want to add material to an existing book that already includes royalty charges, it is easier to issue a supplement to avoid double payment as well as confusion for students.
A: You may include different types of content that can be digitally uploaded into the AcademicPub system. File types include PDF, Word, and web content such as articles and lectures. Both video and audio can be linked to and opened in the digital format of AcademicPub - a new browser window is launched to present this content.
A: Yes, we have our own library of cleared content and work with an ever-expanding group of publishing partners that currently include research articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, business cases from Darden Business Publishing and Ivey Publishing, workplace-related content from Barrett-Koehler, math content from Content on Demand, and science content from CABI. We work with Copyright Clearance Center and can provide clearance and permissions for everything in their database.
A: You may include different types of content that can be digitally uploaded into the AcademicPub system. File types include PDF, Word, JPEG, and web content (html). Multimedia content (video, audio) can be referenced in the text content. When linked, it will open in a new browser window.
Yes, you can import content that has been cleared for use in your custom book.
A: Yes, this listing is constantly growing as we recruit more publishing partners.
A: AcademicPub dynamically clears content in real-time by checking the database at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) to obtain permissions. If your college already has an institution-wide agreement with CCC, or has already cleared the content that you are using, please indicate this when you add content to your custom book. AcademicPub has its own library of cleared content and access to public domain resources in addition to content that can be cleared through CCC.
A: It happens in real-time so this step is completed while you are building your custom content.
A: There are three options available:
- You may select alternate content from our library or another source
- You may contact the publisher and obtain copyright clearance yourself
- You may contact customer service for help
A: This can vary depending upon the copyright holder or publisher.
A: Content and photo permissions are completely separate from each other. We have chosen not to handle photo permissions since these are often prohibitively expensive.
Q: We already work with some digital aggregators and clearinghouses. Why should we want to work with you?
A: AcademicPub can provide content in digital or print formats on fast turnaround for your courses at attractive prices and through a variety of distribution means. Also, we provide you with the ability to add both your own content and content from the Web to your custom book.
A: Print, digital or both depending upon your needs. We offer all of these to provide you, your students, and institution with maximum flexibility to meet your educational objectives.
A: AcademicPub's digital output is compatible with an array of popular devices including the iPad, Nook, and Android-based devices.
A: Typically it takes minutes depending on the size of the file.
A: No, but your students must have enough available memory on their devices.
A: Yes, you can create a cover for your custom book by uploading your school logo, name, etc. If you would like to create a branded AcademicPub site for your school, with custom designed covers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A: Whatever best suits your situation. We can arrange for institutional sales too if your students do not purchase instructional materials directly from the bookstore.
A:DRM protects copyright holders and assures that permissions have been granted for use of specific content.
A: Some content is in the public domain or freely available and does not require paid permissions fees. However, this is not the case with most content used in custom books today.
A: We make use of Adobe Digital Editions - more info is available here.