School experiments with electronic books

This One is sadly short on details, but From next week, a class of 27 pupils at the Bonnefanten College in Maastricht will use an electronic book, or Iliad, in their Dutch and history classes. It's the country's first experiment in replacing traditional books with the A5 screens.

Publisher ThiemeMeulenhoff has adapted its text books for the new system and expects more schools to follow suit from September.


What's the library doing in all this? They'll probably spend all their time arguing how bad e-books are and how unsuitable they are, rather than embracing the technology.