University (CU) has launched an electronic bookstore on iOS and
expected to release up to 1000 items in stock by the end of the year.
“The eBook Store not
only provides e-books to students and readers but will also be a
gateway of writers and professors’ knowledge for readers in terms
of digital media and multimedia,” Assoc Dr Danuja Kunpanitchakit, a
vice president of CU said.
The CU’s e-Bookstore
application will be based on iOS to empower students in accessing
knowledge and curricula via mobile devices such as tablets, according
The CU is the oldest
university in Thailand, located in the heart of Bangkok. It plans to
transform itself into a digital university within four years.
Establishing the CU-eBook Store, the first of its kind, is a part of
the initial transition to provide e-books and e-curricula to students
and mobile users, she added.
According to Kriengsak
Hongsawek, a computer manager of the CU Book Centre, the e-Book Store
currently offers about 500 items for download, of which 200 are free.
The rest can be purchased at a saving of 20-30 per cent.
The university also aimed to partner
with leading publishing houses to offer up to 1,000 items by
The app for Android
users will be ready in a couple weeks. The Quick Response (QR) code
technology is being deployed to make e-learning experience more
convenient and easily accessible, he inserted.