Elsevier Expands Access to Digital Offerings Through Collaboration with Follett

More than 700 Pageburst titles made available at campus bookstores and online using Follett’s Digital Passcode Fulfillment (DPF) process

Philadelphia, PA, August 13, 2012 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced a collaboration with Follett Higher Education Group, operator of more than 900 college and university stores across the U.S. and Canada, to provide expanded access to more than 700 Pageburst digital titles through Follett’s Digital Passcode Fulfillment (DPF) process. Follett is the leading provider of retail and wholesale bookstore services and course materials in North America. 

The new collaboration supports Elsevier’s initiative to expand access to its digital textbooks to health sciences students and campuses. Follett’s DPF enables Elsevier to offer its Pageburst digital content via Follett’s more than 900 campus stores and through the company’s e-commerce site, efollett.com. Follett customers will receive access codes at the point of sale and easily redeem on Elsevier’s Evolve online platform.

“As the digital learning landscape evolves, Follett is committed to expanding its offerings so students have access to the largest selection of digital textbooks,” said Ed Rodham, Director of Professional Stores, Follett Higher Education Group. “Our agreement with Elsevier will help bring even more enhanced digital offerings to health sciences campuses nationwide.” 

“This collaboration with Follett will support and encourage eLearning initiatives in the health sciences education community,” said Sally Schrefer, Managing Director, Elsevier Nursing & Health Professions. “With streamlined access to all Pageburst titles, educators and students will have the ability to obtain their digital textbooks in a more timely fashion to enhance the learning process.” 

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About Follett Higher Education Group
Follett Higher Education Group of Oak Brook, Illinois, is the leading provider of bookstore services and the foremost supplier of used books in North America. Follett services five million students and over 400,000 faculty members through more than 930 stores. Follett also services more than 1,600 independent campus stores with its wholesale services, and has the most visited ecommerce collegiate website, efollett.com, that provides services and products through a network of more than 1,000 campus stores. About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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Director, Corporate Relations, Elsevier
+1 212 633 3164
c.capot@elsevier.com