Electronic books, or e-books, are gaining popularity among college-aged students and educators, including those at the University of Minnesota.
While e-books currently account for only 6 percent of textbook sales at University Bookstores, that number is growing, said assistant director Martha Hoppe.
While colleges and universities nationwide invest in e-books, students still opt for traditional paper books for academic reading, according to a recent study.
…students who like to keep textbooks after a class ends might decide to buy the print edition, said Hoppe, of the University Bookstores.
“These [e-books] are all basically subscription-based,” she said. “Once that timeframe has expired, the e-book goes away. … We try to make it very clear up-front how many days [students] have access to the book.”
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Note: The “CUNY study” referred to in the article is available online. infoDOCKET shared a link to the full text of the study on July 12th.