From: Boissy, Robert, Springer US <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 12:11 PM
I tell librarians about this program so they can know to tell faculty
who might be involved with MOOCs. There is not a negotiation, but a
straight scale used based on a form filled in by the organizer of the
MOOC or perhaps someone assisting them. The discounting depends on
expected number of registrants, and eBook discounts with coupons
supplied by Springer for the duration of the course range from 20% to
70% off. MOOC Participants who want a print book can qualify for 10%
to 30% off. There is simple form to fill in 30 days before the Mooc
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This program is run out of our trade/end-user division, not our
library licensing division.
That is what I know for now.
Manager, Account Development and Strategic Alliances
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic USA: Academic & Government Accounts
Springer Science+Business Media
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From: Ann Shumelda Okerson <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 19:25:44 -0500
Anyone know how this will work? Does each faculty member at the
university negotiate, or? And what the discounted pricing will be
like? Sort of like the pricing for institutions who buy Springer
Effective immediately, the organizers of Massive Open Online Courses
(MOOCs) can negotiate special rates regarding the purchase of Springer
print and eBooks. Students who have registered for a free online
course can order these books through a special URL. Additional types
of content, for example journal articles, can also be provided for use
as course material at a reduced rate.
Once the organizer – as a rule, a university – has negotiated the
usage conditions, Springer provides it with an access-controlled URL
that leads to the selected book. For the duration of the MOOC, all
registered students can purchase the book at a discount.