post edited by brian. we interupt this post to bring you the following survey question:
here are the results of last months survey question
should nursing textbooks be available via internet or cd?
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and now.... back to the discussion
the online journals of issues in nursing (ojin) article
ejournals: are they a paradigm shift?
is an interesting read. the medium of communication of "serious thought" aka scholarly communication
what is scholarly communication?
has a new venue. if a business or education doesn't take advantage of the internet ( e.g. enclyclopedia britanica was almost bankrupt in the article) and changing style of cummunication, it will be left in the dust.
it is time for nursing education and textbook publishers to head this call and start publishing etextbooks on cd's or websites!
wouldn't it be less waste of time and paper to just pay an etextbook fee, receive a password for access to a texbook or cd's sent to us?
think of 3d anatomy pictures coming to life, ability to search thru text to easily find information... linked material ...less weight to lug around! you could pay a yearly fee to have access to most up-to-date content.
what would you like in an etextbook???
or do you miss that fresh ink smell and need to feel paper crispness to feel like your learning something important???