Textbooks are expensive, hard to find sometimes and often libraries don’t buy too many copies because they tend to disappear, so it is not a surprise to me why Chegg, a new service that rents textbooks to customers is so popular.
Renting your textbook from Chegg is simple. Find your book by typing author’s name, title or ISBN, and when your renting period is over, send the book back with prepaid shipping label. TechCrunch has the details.
I am wondering why libraries don’t extend the borrowing time for textbooks and allocate money to buy more. Circulation of textbooks will be low, but smiles on customer faces will increase, which I think is also important for us.
Another cool service that was announced last week by the U.S DOT (Department of Transportation) is the automatic vehicle safety recall notification service. From now on drivers can receive vehicle recall notices either by email or RSS feeds. To get started, go to Safecar.gov and click “RSS feeds for recalls”.
David Kelly, acting administrator of NHTSA, noted that the new vehicle recall notification system is an expansion of the agency's consumer safety communications program. Earlier this year, NHTSA also introduced automated recall alerts for child safety seats and tires.
Resourceshelf blog discovered it first.