Alongside music, television and the news media, books are surging into the new technology era with digital reading devices.
UW-Madison Libraries were quick to get on board with the latest in electronic reading.
“The cost and convenience factor is really significant,” says UW-Madison Libraries director Ken Frazier. “There’s an enormous amount of content and book titles that are becoming available.”
Frazier says the library has been monitoring the wireless technology since it first emerged, but when Amazon introduced its new Kindle DX in May, Frazier knew it was time to take paperless reading into the classrooms.