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The accesstext network an association of american publishers digital text portal

The AccessText Network

An Association of American Publishers

Digital Text Portal

Information Session

July 23, 2009


The accesstext network an association of american publishers digital text portal

AccessText Network Overview

  • What: Membership Driven Service Network. Publisher members provide alternative textbooks by leveraging an request, approval, fulfillment and tracking web based portal.

  • Why: A central place for DSS and publisher services and feedback. Based on the volume and variety of requests and methods increasingly taxing for DSS and publishers.

  • Who: Funding provided by the Association of American Publishers (AAP), Charter Publishers including Bedford, Freeman & Worth, Cengage, CQ Press, Elsevier, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Wiley, WW Norton and the University System of Georgia’s Alternative Media Access Center


The accesstext network an association of american publishers digital text portal

The Association of American Publishers

Leadership Legacy

  • Critical Issues Task Force (CITF)

  • Alternate Formats Solutions Initiative (AFSI)

  • PublisherLookup.org

  • AccessText Network Development Board


The accesstext network an association of american publishers digital text portal

AccessText Network Advisory Committee

  • 12 committee members which includes 7 DSS and 5 Publisher members

  • 2 alternate DSS advisory committee members will participate for full representation

  • Two year term for DSS members started March 1, 2009

  • To nominate a members for the 2nd term contact [email protected]


The accesstext network an association of american publishers digital text portal

AccessText Services

  • Obtain file faster through a unified publisher agreement

  • Central service to access a expanding publishers network.

  • Publisher-sanctioned network with one single authorization

  • More publisher files delivered. Less Chopping and Scanning. Reduce Office Cost..

  • Web-based request, approval, and fulfillment

  • Automatic way to maintain and track records, create reports for compliance.

  • Technical support, training and resouces


The accesstext network an association of american publishers digital text portal

Progress Since AHEAD 2008

  • July, AHEAD 2008 Reno: first public announcement of ATN

  • November, Agreement signed between AAP and USG/AMAC

  • December, Website Launched, Publisher Site Visits

  • January, Introductory Advisory Committee meeting

  • March, CSUN presentation

  • April, First full Advisory Committee meeting

  • May, Application testing with publishers

  • June, Publishers begin processing requests


The accesstext network an association of american publishers digital text portal

Challenges Encountered

  • Textbook title and imprint data

  • Establishing consensus on membership agreements

  • Integrating multiple publisher systems


The accesstext network an association of american publishers digital text portal

6 Month Status Report

  • Number of Prospective Members

  • Number of Member Publishers

  • Expansion of beta phase

  • Expansion of Services

  • Projects and Collaborations


Resources and application demonstration

Resources and Application Demonstration


The accesstext network an association of american publishers digital text portal

DSS Membership Enrollment Process

  • Submit Application Online

  • Register and Participate In Basic Training

  • Receive Access to the Web-based Data Management Tool

  • Access User Support and Resources


The accesstext network an association of american publishers digital text portal

Frequently Asked Questions and Answerers

  • When will the service be available?

  • How much will it cost?

  • What does the cost cover?

  • Who can sign up?

  • When will more publishers be added?

  • What if a title I need isn’t in the system?

  • What students are eligible?

  • Can I request a publisher file before purchase of book?


The accesstext network an association of american publishers digital text portal

Frequently Asked Question and Answers

  • File Formats: What’s available?

  • Who long will it take to get a file?

  • What if the file I get isn’t usable or has problem?

  • Can I contact the publisher directly if I have a question?

  • Can I request multiple formats of the same book?

  • Can students request file themselves?

  • Is the system accessible?

  • How will I receive files I have requested?


The accesstext network an association of american publishers digital text portal

What’s Next?

  • Visit us at Exhibit Hall Booth 16/17

  • Join the Mailing List to Receive Current News

  • Sign-up for Membership

  • Watch and Wait for Enhance Services


The accesstext network an association of american publishers digital text portal

The AccessText Network

An Association of American Publishers Digital Text Portal

www.accesstext.org

[email protected]

Toll-Free: 866.271.4968

Thank you!

www.accesstext.org


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