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Digital Textbooks Still Not As Popular As Print At University Of Rochester

While the University of Rochester is embracing digital textbooks with a new digital book kiosk in its bookstore, eBooks aren’t as popular as print textbooks.

Campus Times explains that cost, format and functionality are the reasons that students haven’t been embracing the new technology.

Here is more: “UR Bookstore manager Maria Ferrante noted that, despite the widespread availability of e-Textbooks, the digital forms of many textbooks are much less popular than the hardcover versions. In practice, students who purchase e-Textbooks generally only do so when the bookstore has run out of hard copies and the student is desperate for the material. ‘I don’t use e-Textbooks because I like to highlight and annotate in my textbooks — it helps me understand the material better,’ junior Cindy Zu said.”

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