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Saturday, November 9 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
e-Textbooks: Better? Cheaper? Obsolete(r)?

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Do students prefer electronic textbooks over print ones? Are e-textbooks cheaper than their print counterparts? Can e-textbooks enhance learning in ways print cannot? The answers, respectively: some do, sometimes, and maybe someday. Confused? We all are! e-Textbooks are at an awkward stage in their development as they strive with varying degrees of success to provide the functionality, interactivity, and customizability that can drive widespread adoption. The e-textbook landscape is increasingly marked by fragmentation with little consistency in the licensing, pricing, and business models of the e-textbooks currently offered by publishers and platforms. In this session, we’ll attempt to make *some* sense of it all.

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Charles Lyons

Director, E.H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State
Charles Lyons is Library Director at Buffalo State College. Previously he served as Associate University Librarian for Discovery & Delivery at the University at Buffalo, worked in the corporate library at Lehman Brothers, and in the Science and Engineering Libraries at the University... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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