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The free software, which was announced on July 12, 2010, allows users to download and keep eTextbooks, class notes, syllabi and other related materials on their computers. Users may also view multiple sources -- such as eTextbooks and class notes -- at the same time, highlight sections and create searchable notes. Additionally, the software is "device agnostic," meaning it will work on both Macs and PCs.
Carolyn Davis, director of auxiliary services for William & Mary, said she is very excited about the software, in part because it will allow students a more affordable way to buy books. The software will also allow students to buy eTextbooks for up to 40 percent less than what they would pay for new textbooks.
"eTextbooks and textbook rentals are two new options that The College Bookstore will be offering this fall to help students reduce the cost of textbooks," said Davis.
The software is expected to be available for the 2010 fall semester for college students everywhere. Students and professors who want to be first to access NOOKstudy can register online now at www.NOOKstudy.com.
For more information, visit http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nookstudy/coming_soon.asp?PID=34505.