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BYU Bookstore Lays Off 29 Employees

Facing financial losses, the BYU Bookstore laid off 29 employees on Friday, said Carri Jenkins, a Brigham Young University spokeswoman.

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UW-Madison To Be Part Of E-Textbook Pilot Program

UW-Madison and five other major universities announced plans this week to try buying electronic textbooks in bulk, an experiment that officials say could help rein in burdensome textbook costs and bring e-textbooks into the mainstream.

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BYU Scholar Is A Leader In Advancing Education Technology

When David Wiley sees something broken, he wants to fix it, especially if it has to do with access to education. With emerging technology that can transform the way instructional content is delivered, the Brigham Young University scholar contends that now is the time to reform a system bogged down by proprietary concerns.

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College Study: E-Books Falling Flat

Students who purchased e-textbooks saved only $1 in some cases when compared with others who bought traditional books, according to a new study.

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Making Science Leap From The Page

When a college textbook, “Principles of Biology,” comes out from the Nature Publishing Group in January, one place it won’t be is on the shelves of school bookstores.

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Darrell Steinberg Pushes 'Open-Source' College Textbooks For Californians

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg announced Tuesday that he will push for legislation to create an online, open-source library to reduce the cost of course materials for college students across the state.

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Cost of College Textbooks Still A Concern

The state Higher Education Policy Commission is continuing its dialogue with university and college presidents in the state over the textbook affordability issue.

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Let's Make Textbooks Affordable (Opinion)

Making textbooks truly affordable, or even available free, is the least we can do for California's beleaguered college and university students. And the state would ultimately benefit.

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Textbooks and Recruitment Go Social

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Follett Invests in New Distribution Center to Meet Rising Customer Demand

Follett Higher Education Group, the leading provider of college store and used book services, today announced its investment in a new distribution center in Aurora, Ill. that will enable the company to continue to grow its business and lead the industry.  The 551,200-square-foot structure will increase Follett's processing productivity to make more books available for wholesale and direct-to-consumer orders.

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