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Re: Digital Content Fee Questions

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Richard Hershman <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 9 Apr 2018 13:24:11 -0400

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Hi Gary,



With respect to Q2.  About half the college stores in the U.S. are institutionally owned or independent stores (mostly structured as non-profit auxiliary of the institution) so a school could answer either bookstore (you gave examples of only lease operators) or managed internally even though the bookstore in most cases is the manager/coordinator on campus.  The answer to the question is the bookstores are managing most inclusive access programs operating today. 



The reality is, though it takes a village, even if your bookstore is outsourced, so you have at most inclusive access campuses -bookstore, bursar, registrar, IT, academic, and sometimes libraries if you have an OER element -also sometimes throw in financial aid office and/or regulatory compliance office. Some of the programs also rely on 3rd party vendors who support various aspects of the program from opt out and billing and payments, price discount analytics to determine if cost effective, compliance audit trail, to digital delivery, etc. The major vender partners in this space are VitalSource/Verba Software and Redshelf, though there are several other smaller vendors/consultants. 



Also important to understand your options for billing students relative to federal financial aid regulations as fee regulations differ in some significant ways from settling charge regulations.  Inclusive access programs can be operated either way -does not have to be part of tuition and fees.  I am happy to help walk you through the federal cash management regulations.



You might find helpful an article from this month's College Store Magazine "Lessons Learned, Campus Stores Share Insights and Tips From Rolling out and growing Inclusive Access programs for their schools http://onlinedigitalpublishing.com/publication/?i=479094&ver=html5&p=24#{%22issue_id%22:479094,%22page%22:24}  It shares a number of examples from institutional digital content fee programs.



California State University System Affordable Learning Solutions https://als.csuprojects.org/immediate_access_programs  has a great set of guidelines for establishing programs: https://als.csuprojects.org/node/191 



 Rich 







Richard Hershman | Vice President of Government Relations

National Association of College Stores

1101 17th Street, NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20036

Ph: (202) 778-4598

Fx: (202) 223-1297

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Subject: [ETEXTS] Digital Content Fee Questions



Central Piedmont Community College is evaluating options in the ways students acquire and use digital content. Getting a sense of how other institutions handle this transaction is part of the process. Please take a few moments to help us by answering a few questions. If you are interested in the results, contact [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.



http://snapsurvey.cpcc.edu/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=152267906773



Thanks,

Gary Ritter

Executive Director of Learning Technology Services History Instructor

704-330-6559







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