"Textbooks" service at uSchola is implemented with the objective of helping the students in searching, selecting and sharing the most relevant text books.
In order to achieve this objective uSchola has developed a textbook repository that has more than 200,000 textbooks that are currently used by students from various universities around the world. Through the "Textbooks" service, students can rate, comment, mark, forward and share book among them.
Listing of each book will include information such as authors, publisher, ISBN and ISBN13. On clicking the book, student will be displayed with a short description of the book
A page from the "Books" section is give below:
Some of the actions available on the "Books" section are:
uSchola provides a filter on the "Textbooks" page through which students can filter the books.
This section displays all the books marked by a student as favorties so that he/she can refer to them later. The user can unmark the books anytime. If the student unmark a book, the book will no longer be available under this section.
Shared book is a book for which the student has submitted a posting from the "Textbooks" page to share. This section displays all of the student's shared books. Student can unshare the book from this page upon which the "share" posting will be deleted automatically. A book share posting will help studnets to find other students who are willing to share the cost of the book on a co-use agreement.
This section displays all the books forwarded to the student by the student's friends. The books will be displayed along with the message sent by the student's friends. Student can delete this posting from this section anytime.
This section displays all messages that the student received from other students related to book sharing. These messages are typically received in response to a book share posting submitted by the student.
Studen can reply to these message from this page if needed.
Students can search for other students who are willing to sell or buy used books. This list can be accessed by clicking the "Buy" or "Sell" button under each book. All the students who have expressed an interest to sell or buy will be listed and the student can start communicating with them either by sending a message or by submitting a bid or offer for the book in the currency that the seller or buyer has indicated.
If the student is not able to find a seller or buyer for the book that he/she is looking for, then a new posting expressing his/her interest in the book can be submitted providing the indicative bid or offer price for the book. In this case other students who are interested in the book may contact the student when they find the bid/offer.