Van Schaik is introducing its e-textbook “Africa-ready” initiative as part of a partnership with Ingram Vital Source, which is an electronic platform for textbooks used by more than two million students on a global scale.
“As digital technology is continually evolving, academic materials benefit from these advances. Van Schaik has made a significant investment in ensuring that our e-book solution meets the needs of students, academics, libraries and researchers,” said Van Schaik publishers in a statement.
According to the publisher access to academic e-books was previously limited to online use or costly offline access. “With Ingram Digital Vitalsource e-textbooks you can access your e-textbooks in a way that is convenient for you,” said the publisher.
Van Schaik added: “It’s not just a boring .pdf [file] like some other e-books out there, its interactive.”
The company said the e-textbooks are user friendly and is also available offline for those that have intermittent internet access.