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Digital Books and Your Rights: A Checklist for Readers
February 24, 2010

After several years of false starts, the universe of digital books seems at last poised to expand dramatically. Readers should view this expansion with both excitement and wariness. Excitement be…

7 Things You Should Know About E-Readers
March 4, 2010

E-readers are portable, low-power, high-resolution devices that display digital versions of written material from books, magazines, newspapers, and other printed sources. They typically use e-ink…

E-Books in Higher Education: Are We There Yet?
January 26, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin presents an update to the rapidly changing e-book and e-textbook landscape and provides some higher education stakeholders with a clearer view of the road ahead. As T…

2010 Horizon Report
January 15, 2010

The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) and the New Media Consortium (NMC). Each year, the report identifies and describes six areas of …

Textbooks for Rent ... Everywhere
January 12, 2010

Major bookstore chains announce plans to launch or expand rental programs, suggesting a market shift. Major bookstore chains announce plans to l…

Professor Faces Obstacles in Testing E-Reader Device for Digital Textbooks
January 7, 2010

A professor at the Catholic University of America has been testing a new e-book reader that hasn't yet hit store shelves but that is designed with textbooks in mind. …

E-Books for Academe: A Study from Gettysburg College
October 20, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin analyzes the potential impact of electronic books (e-books) on higher education. It draws evidence from a series of small qualitative studies and focus groups with fac…

eBooks: Beyond PDF of the Textbook
March 2, 2010

This blog post started as an exploration of eReaders and institutional roll-out issues.  As you can see, it evolved into larger questions about eTextbooks and eReaders.  Any feedback is appre…

This Could Be the Year of e-Textbooks
September 8, 2009

The trickiest part of teaching with electronic textbooks is getting everyone on the same page—or to the same part of the digital text. That's what a professor in the honors college at…

New E-Textbooks Do More Than Inform: They'll Even Grade You
September 8, 2009

McGraw-Hill Higher Education is introducing e-textbooks that let students jump from a chapter to the relevant portion of a lecture and get their homework automatically graded. …