June 26, 2013

AcademicPub, Getty Images Partner to Give Educators Easy, Legal Access to Images

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Getty Images, one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of imagery, video and other multimedia products has partnered with AcademicPubTM, a technology platform which enables faculty to create customized course packs with real-time selection of copyright-cleared content from multiple publishers and sources.

Under the terms of the partnership, AcademicPub, as part of its continued mission to help educators provide engaging learning experiences, is offering an easy and legal way for its users to gain access to the stunning visual content of Getty Images, which has made millions of high-quality images and video clips seamlessly available for license within the platform. Inclusion of Getty’s image and rich media content into the AcademicPub Content LibraryTM went live today, greatly expanding what is already the world’s largest selection of atomized content available for course packs.

“It’s well documented that imagery and video increase student engagement at every level, and that’s only becoming more critical as we move into digital learning environments,” said Getty Images Vice President, Sales Katie Calhoun. “We are thrilled at the potential of this partnership, which gives educators the ability to create learning materials that are as visually compelling as they are instructive.”

“The depth and breadth of the Getty Images collection is nothing short of incredible,” said Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of AcademicPub parent SharedBook Inc. “To be able to offer this amazing collection to our faculty users in a transparent business model that supports each instructor’s unique course needs is a first in the academic community.”

AcademicPub, entering its second full academic year serving professors and their students, offers an easily accessible Web platform that enables an instructor to build an instantly cleared, professional and organized book from disparate sources, with delivery to the student either directly or through the bookstore, as a printed or digital option.

About Getty Images
Getty Images is among the world’s leading creators and distributors of award-winning still imagery, video, music and multimedia products, as well as other forms of premium digital content, available through its trusted house of brands, including iStockphoto(C) and Thinkstock(C).

With its advanced search and image recognition technology, Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its best-in-class photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and online media. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life. For the stories behind our content and our technology, visit the Getty Images Blog at blog.gettyimages.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gettyimages and Twitter at www.twitter.com/gettyimages.

About AcademicPub
Recently named to the 2013 list of “Cool Vendors” in Education by Gartner, Inc., AcademicPub is SharedBook Inc’s technology platform for higher education. With a few clicks of a mouse, an instructor can assemble, compose, price and deliver custom books – in eBook and/or print format. AcademicPub allows for immediate creation and inclusion of copyright-cleared content from anywhere, such as web articles, third party content, self-generated lectures or from the 8 million-plus units of cleared material provided by the 225+ publishers in the AcademicPub Content Library. The dual benefit is a fast and easy way for educators to provide an engaging educational experience, with lower prices and up-to-the-minute materials for students. More information and free registration for faculty is available at www.academicpub.com.

Headquartered in New York since 2004, SharedBook Inc. is privately held and can be found at www.sharedbook.com.

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