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University of Maryland experiments with open-source textbooks

The University System of Maryland is responding to student complaints about the ever-increasing cost of textbooks by experimenting with open-source electronic books, the Baltimore Sun reported.

Open-source textbooks include materials from various sources, including links to other materials, and they are not protected by copyright.

A pilot program indicates that open-source electronic books could save students about $120 on textbooks per semester.

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