Robotic bookshelves, digital “consumables”, and course material curation: a visit to Follett HQ

One of the most important outcomes of the work of the Textbook Costs and Digital Learning Resources (TCDLR) Committee is what is now referred to as the VCCS Collaborative Bookstore contract. In investigating rising textbook costs, the Committee discovered extreme variations in commission rates and contract requirements among the 18 VCCS colleges that used proprietary bookstores (5 colleges ran their own bookstore). […]

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