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  •  eBooks're threatening textbook hegemony. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      It also means it can be changed at will...think about that for a while...electronic only books, think how easy history is to change...

    •  It isn't just eBooks (2+ / 0-)

      Facsimile editions of out of print books can be reprinted. In genealogy these are extremely common. One web site I visited offered 10,000 titles most of which are printed to order. They do not have the book in stock; only when they receive an order do they print a one-off copy.

      Printers can print a facsimile copy in full or in part.

      In colleges professors often put together their own textbooks from various sources. By requiring their students to use these "books" professors can augment their salaries.

      Some colleges do not allow this. There are potential problems if the professors include copyrighted material for which they do not have permission.

      eBooks are promising. I don't have one yet. How do they handle non text, illustrations, graphs, etc.?  

      I hope the ability to highlight several different ways and to write long marginal notes is included and that you do not have to back and forth.

      "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." -- Jonathan Swift

      by Jane Lew on Wed Mar 03, 2010 at 12:33:54 PM PST

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