I recently took part in a market research focus group for Pearson Education, a publisher of text books. They have decided to take education back to the basics and try to ensure that all students have access to textbooks, as we all know that no-one actually buys them anymore.
www.pearsonreader.com is their new 'library' where you can log in and view all the books in your personal library.
Essentially it is the textbook online. Its a hell of a lot easier to read, and means I don't have to spend 140 on a text book I will open probably twice.
The thinking behind the idea is fantastic, the only issue they will face is convincing the University to pay for all the students ... which isn't gonna happen, not at Monash at least.