We will see more of these types of deals between institutions and educational publishers to provide content Campus wide. This announcement from Cengage is more unusual because it's an entire system. From the press release:
- Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of print and digital teaching, learning and research solutions, today announced an agreement with California State University (CSU), the largest university system in the country, to provide discounted eTextbooks to students as part of the Affordable Learning Solutions campaign. One of the largest digital resources contracts signed by a university system, this three-year contract will allow more than 400,000 students on 23 campuses to access Cengage Learning eTextbooks at a substantial cost savings.
Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/02/22/3894175/cengage-learning-signs-agreement.html#storylink=cpy