The Cost of Textbooks Is Driving Electronic Solutions
Chronicle Commentary 11/24/08 by
Mark R. Nelson: Are Colleges Ready for Digital Textbooks?
When I was an undergraduate, one of my favorite professors posted a cartoon from The Chronicle on the bulletin board outside his office. It was labeled “Library of the Future” and showed a librarian, near a row of computers, unpacking boxes containing spray cans with fragrances like “Odor of Old Books” and “Scent of Paper.” Less than two decades later, I see there is probably room for a product like that. And, more surprising to me, I am part of the move toward digital and away from traditional print.