Sunday, September 6, 2009

As Goes California: A Flawed Initiative Could Become a Fabulous Opportunity

School Library Journal: 2009 September 9

For school librarians, digital textbooks represent a big opportunity. Just imagine how you could customize your school’s textbooks, building in deep links to an array of content—from database articles to streaming media to books (both “e” and print) to open-source content from resources like the Library of Congress (see page 73). Librarians, of course, are experts at collecting the best content, free or for a fee, and a move to open-source textbooks might even free up funds to create stronger digital collections.

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