|Blackboard and Barnes & Noble Partner to Streamline Access to Digital Content|
Companies Will Collaborate on Flexible Access to e-Textbooks and Other Course Materials within Blackboard Learn
ORLANDO, Fla., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard (Nasdaq:BBBB) and Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world's largest bookseller and leading operator of college bookstores, today announced a partnership that aims to make it easier for millions of higher education students to access and use interactive e-textbooks as part of their online course experience.
Under the partnership, the companies will work to enable students to access and purchase e-textbooks and other course related materials directly in Blackboard Learn™, the leading Web-based teaching and learning platform. The effort will help streamline the ability for instructors to assign content from Barnes & Noble's vast catalog of over one million titles, including e-books, e-textbooks, relevant study aids, test prep guides, periodicals, and hundreds of thousands of trade and professional titles.