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Free webinar on open textbooks, April 11th

Spotlight On Innovation:
Attacking High Text Costs While Improving Outcomes

Date: Monday, April 11th, 2011
Time: 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT
Duration: 50 minutes followed by a live Q&A session

As the high cost of college texts negatively impacts student retention and outcomes, what actions can faculty and institutions take to reverse this trend?

Register now for this no-cost webinar to learn about three of the most exciting initiatives aimed at driving costs down while enhancing innovation and outcomes.

Moderated by Eric FrankPresident and Co-Founder of Flat World Knowledge, this panel will begin with an overview of what open texts are and how they’ve emerged as a force in past years, and then spotlight the innovative work of the University System of Ohio, Washington Open Course Library Project, and Virginia State University.

Join us on April 11th. Click here to register or use the link below:
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Articles of Interest

Hot reads this week.  Here’s a list of some good ones:

New from Bowker: Selection of Statistics from Consumer-Focused Research Report for Book Industry « ResourceShelf

The digital era has not made publishers defunct

Kobo Now Supports ePub and PDF files

Google Book Search beneficial to publishing industry, study shows

The ABC’s of E-Reading – Wall Street Journal

Virginia State University Business School Buys E-textbooks for Students

Ebook market share at B&N tops their print book share