Officials at Northwest Missouri State University are looking to save students' backs and wallets as they begin replacing traditional textbooks with electronic versions, reports the Jefferson City News Tribune. About 4,000 of the university's 6,500 students are using the electronic textbooks this spring semester, which began Jan. 12. A lightweight electronic device that can fit in a coat pocket will hold the textbook material for all of their classes, with some students downloading the information to their laptops. The pilot electronic textbook program, which university officials and textbook manufacturers say is the most advanced of its kind in the nation,...

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