Between April 2008 and November 2009, they investigated how the e-Reader and e-text adoption would influence the publishers and distributers, inquiring into whether publishers and distributors would to adopt models which are practical for the K-12 school market.
They found that older readers were "significantly more engaged with and accepting of the e-reader device than younger readers".
Two factors make school library adoption of eReaders difficult:
1) Digital Rights Management issues are embedded in many of the transactions related to purchase in general.
2) Publishers and distributors have not considered the library/school sector as a significant player in the roll out of etext. (which seems amazing given how much libraries spend on electronic formats!)
- State education departments must get involved with developing e-text access for text book delivery.
- Consortia models for e-text delivery to schools should be developed to ensure that e-texts are an affordable option for schools.