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November 24, 2008

Is Higher Education Ready to Switch to Digital Course Materials?

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.

Posted by schnitzr at November 24, 2008 08:10 AM


It's here. The scent is called "In the Library", http://www.outblush.com/women/beauty/fragrances/in-the-library-scent/

Posted by: swortman at November 24, 2008 08:47 PM

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