June 26, 2013 Last Updated 8:22 pm

AcademicPub, Getty Images partner to give educators easy, legal access to images

Technology Platform Introduces High-Quality Imagery to Help Users Create Custom Books

NEW YORK, June 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Getty Images, one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of imagery, video and other multimedia products has partnered with AcademicPub(TM), 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 Library(TM) 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.

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