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Revolutionizing textbooks: the iPad and e-textbooks

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A few years ago (read more in ) a pilot study was conducted into students use of e-textbooks, reporting positively on the experience. 

At that time, however, publishers were still seeking a satisfactory financial model for e-textbooks, which they feared would make unacceptable cuts into their margins.

Absence of digitally available material left both students and libraries frustrated, the latter reporting the constant complaint of not enough copies of key texts.

Textbooks on the iPad and other Tablet or mobile devices means that the holy grail of e-books can be reached: e-textbooks, which, with all their other advantages, are available to students any time, any place.