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Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Buying Textbooks
Topic: Supreme Court - OK to resell used and international textbook
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Supreme Court - OK to resell used and international textbook

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that textbooks and other goods made and sold abroad can be re-sold online and in discount stores without violating U.S. copyright law. The outcome was a huge relief to eBay, Costco and other businesses that trade in products made outside the U.S. In a 6-3 opinion, the...
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Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Buying Textbooks
Topic: 10 Ways to Save Money on College Textbooks
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Views: 2570

10 Ways to Save Money on College Textbooks

Finance Care Advise (http://www.financecareadvice.com) has published the following list of ten ways to save money on textbooks. Tip #1 These days, people search internet for buying books and/or getting the latest edition. There are some sites that compare the prices of books on offer by the online s...
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Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: eTextbooks
Topic: Digital textbooks come with their own problems
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Views: 4070

Digital textbooks come with their own problems

The Palm Beach Post takes an interesting look at digital publishing in this editorial. We agree with the Florida Legislature and the Palm Beach County School District that digital is the future of “print.” That’s why The Post has rolled out versions online, on tablets and on smart phones — with more...
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Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: eTextbooks
Topic: Gutenberg Technology and Pearson UK Launch Digital Textbooks
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Views: 2952

Gutenberg Technology and Pearson UK Launch Digital Textbooks

Digital textbooks now available on Windows 8 Gutenberg Technology and Pearson UK launch a vocational learning app for the Windows 8 operating system. Gutenberg Technology is working closely with Pearson UK to create rich digital textbooks to support learners looking for vocational course content, re...
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Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: eTextbooks
Topic: Hackathon for Textbooks
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Views: 2917

Hackathon for Textbooks

If you presumed hackathons were exclusively for coders, you assumed wrong. Last week, edtech start-up Limitless hosted a hackathon except for writing textbooks rather than code. The company, who works to provide free, online textbooks to scholars, hosted just about 2 dozen physicists from MIT, Harva...
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Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: eTextbooks
Topic: Harvard Fellow’s E-Textbook Reinventing an Aging Industry
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Views: 3614

Harvard Fellow’s E-Textbook Reinventing an Aging Industry

Harvard Fellow's E-Textbook Start-up is a project that intends to reinvent the concept of the standard textbook, galvanized by the accelerating use of iPads and other Ebooks by scholars. That project is known as College Yourself. Set up by Zach Wissner-Gross and John Lee, who both studied physics at...
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Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: eTextbooks
Topic: Digital textbooks unfair to low-income kids
Replies: 0
Views: 2832

Digital textbooks unfair to low-income kids

Todays piece is from John Richard Schrock: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan's announcement last week that American faculties should convert to a hundred p.c digital textbooks made public again how he's insulated from the North American public study room and economically poor scholars. One presid...
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Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Textbooks
Topic: Textbook publishers get $2.6 million victory in piracy case
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Views: 3819

Textbook publishers get $2.6 million victory in piracy case

Cengage, John Wiley, Pearson Education, and McGraw-Hill announced this week a settlement with 5 textbook distributors charged with violating the publishers ' copyrights by selling bootlegged textbooks. "We hope that those settlements send a powerful message the textbook publishers won't permit ...
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Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Textbooks
Topic: Textbooks: Buy or Rent?
Replies: 0
Views: 2856

Textbooks: Buy or Rent?

With each new semester, scholars scramble to find the least expensive way to get ready for their classes, and the make-or-break cost is commonly books. But many scholars wonder which is basically less expensive : purchasing new, purchasing used or renting. So I thought I would ask about the options ...
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Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: eTextbooks
Topic: Students pushback on e-textbooks
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Views: 2786

Students pushback on e-textbooks

While a few varsities across the nation are pushing electronic textbooks, touting them as better and less unwieldy than regular textbooks, scholars are unwilling. E-textbooks still account for only nine percent of textbook purchases, asserts Student Monitor, which researches varsity student behaviou...

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