Following a successful pilot programme where 11 faculty members were each given $1,000 to create a digital textbook has proved successful enough to warrant further investment. Steven J. Bell, the associate university librarian for research and instructional services at Temple, said:
… discussions were under way for a second round of the alternative-textbook program, which will likely include another 10 grants. For the next set of projects, Mr. Bell said faculty members would be encouraged to experiment even more with their alternative textbooks, incorporating student suggestions and using social media.