ATN Exchange Details
Textbook File Exchange Library Available With Exchange Membership
Select AccessText Network publishers have authorized us to allow schools who have student-ready alternate media formats of textbooks to exchange those files with other member schools.
The Exchange is a repository of files on AccessText that have been remediated by our post-secondary members. The purpose of the Exchange is to reduce duplicate post-production work on publisher files.
The Exchange is an add-on to your AccessText account. This optional membership in the Exchange gives you access to download these Exchange files.
As a thank you to our members, AccessText is giving everyone a free membership to the Exchange until June 30, 2018! At the end of June, if you wish to keep your Exchange membership you would either make a donation of 25 post-production files or choose the annual subscription fee of $250/yr. If you do not wish to keep your Exchange membership past June, no action is required on your part. You will still remain an active member of ATN after this time and continue to request Publisher Files and Permission to Scan and Permission to Redistribute; you just wouldn't have the option to request an Exchange file.
Submission criteria for Exchange files
- Your office performed additional work on the file to make it more accessible for a student or to convert it to a different format. You will be given the opportunity to describe the work you performed when uploading the file to the Exchange.
Publishers That Allow Exchange Requests
We can accept files for books by publishers who have agreed to participate in the Exchange. Currently, those publishers are:
- BookLand Press
- Cengage Learning
- Charles C. Thomas
- Cicero Books
- ECS Publishing
- Elsevier / Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
- F.A. Davis Company
- Jones & Bartlett Learning
- Kogan Page
- Labyrinth Learning
- Lynne Rienner Publishers
- Morton Publishing
- OpenStax, Rice University
- Pearson Education
- Pyrczak Publishing
- Quintessence Publishing
- Rodale Books
- SAGE Publications, Inc.
- Springer Publishing
- W.W. Norton
- Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Publishers-LEGAL EDUCATION
Suggested Guidelines for Exchange File Submissions
Suggested Guidelines for PDF
- Please note that you can contribute PDF files that do not meet all the below criteria. These are simply suggestions of how you could make the PDF more accessible.
- Files will have the text of the book in selectable format, either from the source file or by OCR.
- Files will be tagged with standard PDF tags to reflect the major divisions of the book and one or more levels of sub-sections as appropriate to provide useful navigation.
- Files will be Bookmarked with standard PDF bookmarks to reflect the major divisions of the book and one or more levels of sub-sections as appropriate to provide useful navigation.
- Files will have the appropriate language setting made.
- If the original file source was a publisher file, pages will be cropped to remove any extraneous markings.
- The page numbers as displayed in Acrobat will reflect the physical page numbers of the book.
- Tab order is set to ‘use document structure’.
Suggested Guidelines for Word
- Please note that you can contribute DOC files that do not meet all the below criteria. These are simply suggestions of how you could make the DOC more accessible.
- Files will have standard Word heading styles applied to reflect the major divisions of the book and one or more levels of sub-sections as appropriate to provide useful navigation to the material.
- Relevant images have alternative text added.
How to Submit Files
Upload an individual file within the application
- Search by ISBN.
- Click on the ISBN13 to navigate to the title record.
- Click on "Submit an Exchange File
- Click on Choose File. Select it.
- Describe the file you are submitting by populating all of the below fields.
- Click Upload