Growing List of Psychology Schools Deploying TextbookX Bookstores Hosted by Akademos
Norwalk, CT- Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, announced that The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), a nonprofit graduate school, has joined its list of partner schools.
Institutions with a wide variety of psychology degrees and coursework are increasingly turning to virtual bookstores to streamline textbook purchases for their students. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for psychologists is expected to grow 22 percent, faster than the average for all occupations, with greater demand in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, and social services agencies. Coursework content is specialized, and by moving to an online bookstore model, more affordable textbook costs can help reduce expenses for prospective and current students.
A discussion about the future of books with former HarperCollins CEO and creator of digital publisher Open Road Jane Friedman, Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media, author Jonathan Safran Foer and Ken Auletta of The New Yorker. Watch…
Digital textbooks have yet to reach critical adoption, however, data from Akademos, a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, shows a trend in that direction.
Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, announced at the Association of Florida Colleges convention that Bradford Union Area Career Technical Center and Withlacoochee Technical Institute have signed on as new clients.
Joining the growing list of Florida-based technical colleges that are embracing turnkey virtual bookstores, both schools cited reducing textbook costs for students as a key driver for the change. Additional benefits sought in the transition from brick-and-mortar to online bookstore include increased flexibility, improved efficiency, and reduced overhead costs, especially those costs associated with managing a physical, on-campus bookstore.
A few days after the Webster Street roaster opened, sweatpants-wearing, then not-even-gubernatorial-candidate Jerry Brown, stepped into the line for morning coffee along with a pair of policemen, a well-known chef, and few people that I can only imagine were likely to become the core cadre of Occupy Oakland. I don’t recall what Governor Brown ordered, but I’m sure James does, as well as everyone else’s order. Sure, the coffee’s superb, the surroundings feel like “a Japanese lawyer’s office” or the “pass-though window at the Milan train station” and the olive oil shortbread cookies are, for my waistline, mercifully sold only in pairs and not fistfuls. Blue Bottle’s essence is careful attention — to customers, to coffee technique — but mostly, to one another. We’ve been honored to take our place in line and look forward to toasting, and tasting, your continued success. Fare well.
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Blue Bottle is one of the major shrines of the national coffee circuit. The shop at Mint Plaza is small, with big windows. Inside it’s like a mad-scientist’s laboratory whose devices are designed to torture the bean and make it yield its secrets. Read more.
By OLIVER STRAND
Published: March 2, 2010
IT might come as a surprise to most espresso drinkers, but some of the most obsessive figures in coffee take their cues not just from Italy, but from Japan.
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How one San Francisco man turned his jones for java into a booming business.
Ten years ago, James Freeman was roasting his own coffee beans on a baking pan in his Oakland, Calif., kitchen. Today the former clarinet player and owner of Blue Bottle outposts in the Bay Area and Brooklyn (Williamsburg, naturally) is the leader of the artisanal Japanese-style, slow-drip brewing movement. Using organic, shade-grown beans that are sold within 48 hours of roasting, Freeman and his wife, Caitlin, a pastry chef, are converting customers one perfectly brewed cup of joe at a time. About his cult status among the caffeinated, he maintains an aw-shucks attitude. ‘‘I got burned out on the music playing,’’ he said. ‘‘This was my wacky Plan B.’
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