University staff urge probe into e-book pricing ‘scandal’

More than 2,500 UK university staff have called for an investigation into the “scandal” of excessive pricing of academic e-books. Organizer Johanna Anderson said some e-texts can cost 10 times print copies, with taxpayers and students the losers. Publishers say the costs are due to the different formats and shared-use.

Source: University staff urge probe into e-book pricing ‘scandal’

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