Digital Textbooks | July 27, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 30 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 87 Issue 30 | pp. 54-57
Issue Date: July 27, 2009

Digital Textbooks

E-books show a lot of promise but haven't yet caught on widely with professors and students
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: publishing, textbooks, e-books, digital, ACS

The era of digital textbooks seems to be perpetually around the corner. Publishers have made these e-books available for a number of years, yet it’s difficult to find a chemistry professor who uses them.

Only 18% of college and university students have purchased or accessed digital textbooks, according to a 2008 report from the National Association of College Stores.

And less than half of all college students are even aware of digital textbooks, notes Frank . . .

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