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2008-10-30MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Northwest E-Books

Northwest Missouri State is working with an international company in a pilot program testing e-books…. Electronic compact reading devices about the size of a book but that can be programmed with textbooks, literature, or even the morning paper.

Each device can hold hundreds of volumes.

Right now about 260 students on campus are using the devices… which university officials say is the next logical step for Northwest's original "electronic campus".

Users of the e-books can also hear pronunciation guides, clips of lectures, and even type notes in the margins.

The pilot project involves leading vendors of e-readers and corporate partners from the publishing and information technology industries.