|FROM ||Jonathan Bober
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] nyu dental school vitalbooks dvd
A new story on the Vital Book DVD...
"One year after the NYU College of Dentistry announced that new students
would be required to purchase a DVD that replaces all textbooks,
students and faculty have received the new technology with mixed
The DVD, known as the Vital Book, contains a student?s entire four-year
curriculum, including 161 textbooks, course syllabi, handouts, lecture
notes, slide presentations, video clips, a clinic manual, internally
created material and other reference materials. The material is
searchable, giving users the opportunity to research efficiently.
Last year, students and faculty protested the DVD because it was
supposed to expire after each semester. However, now the DVD does not
expire, and students can keep at least half of the information for life.
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Fair Use -
because it's either fair use or useless....