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Digital textbooks save Indiana University students millions


April 21, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University students saved an estimated $3.5 million during the 2016-17 school year by using electronic textbooks.

The office of the vice president for information technology, which runs IU's electronic textbook program, estimates that more than 40,000 students across all campuses used at least one electronic textbook last year, the Bloomington Herald-Times ( ) reported.

Electronic versions of textbooks usually cost about 75 percent less than the retail price of printed versions.

The use of e-books is not mandatory and individual facult...

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