14 juin 2019

Students Hit The e-Books

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Yael Litmanovitz[Edit][Delete]: Students Hit The e-Books, The Guardian [Edit][Delete] February 6, 2006
Another one of those articles touting the (coming) benefit of electronic textbooks. Mostly, what we see is that publishers still don't get it - you may have a library of texts, even with 'sticky notes', but as the author notes, you remain locked into a proprietary environment, and sharing is, of course, forbidden under penalty of law. It's hard to overstate the impact of this new regime of electronic distribution; as a BBC article notes today, librarians are concerned that the new DRM will make it impossible to loan acquisitions in its collection. More...

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