University of Minnesota to join e-book bulk purchase pilot project

UW-Madison spokesman Brian Rust tells the Wisconsin State Journal why Madison and five other universities -- including the University of Minnesota -- are buying electronic textbooks in bulk to lower prices in a pilot project starting this semester:

"We're hoping it will not only make texts more accessible in terms of being on a number of different devices, but also more accessible financially."

Madison will start with a small sample -- books for five courses serving about 600 students.

You can read the full piece here, but I'll try to get some local details.

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