I am all for electronic texts, use them heavily in my courses, and even promote NetLibrary, one of the electronic text databases to which GVSU subscribes. I was pretty surprised, however, when I learned last semester that NetLibrary only allows one user at a time to check out an electronic book. What’s the use of that? And yesterday, I got the following email message from NetLibrary:
On November 19, 2008 you requested to be notified when “Reading the Vampire Slayer : The New, Updated, Unofficial Guide to Buffy and Angel” becomes available. This eBook is now available on a first-come, first-served basis.
So, nearly three months after I wanted to read it, Reading the Vampire Slayer is finally available!
I could have
purchased written the book in this amount of time.