The University of California Santa Cruz has partnered with online bookstore platform Akademos and will start transitioning to digital textbook and course materials sales next month.
The transition will continue through the rest of the current academic year, with the platform slated to be fully launched in time for the Fall 2022 semester. UCSC's Bay Tree Bookstore, meanwhile, will focus on store-branded apparel and merchandise.
"I welcome this new platform to support the course materials at an affordable price to the students," said professor Pradip Mascharak. "Akademos will take care of all the licensing of the e-books from the suppliers thereby making it easy for the instructor to adopt such teaching aids for his or her courses."