The Future of the Book in the Digital Age

The Future of the Book in the Digital Age

by Bill Cope
     
 

With contributions from some of the world's leading authorities, this publication considers the future of the book in the digital age. As more books are published than ever before, this timely publication addresses a range of critically important themes relating to the book - including the present and future for publishing, libraries, literacy and learning in the… See more details below

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With contributions from some of the world's leading authorities, this publication considers the future of the book in the digital age. As more books are published than ever before, this timely publication addresses a range of critically important themes relating to the book - including the present and future for publishing, libraries, literacy and learning in the information society. In the early 1990s the printed word appeared to be facing a terminal crisis, threatened from all sides by new media and other forms of entertainment. Subsequently the book has proved to be resilient in the face of these challenges, confounding the predictions of those who saw its replacement, whilst digital technology is providing mechanisms that enhance our ability to produce and distribute printed books. New developments, such as the growth of self-publishing and print on demand, and initiatives from major players such as Amazon and Google, mean that the printed book is in the middle of great changes.

  • Chapters by leading experts in the field of publishing studies and information science
  • A broad range of perspectives on key issues such as print on demand and digital publishing
  • Contributions from around the world

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…a very interesting collection of essays., Program
…a facinating book, both stimulating and challenging for librarians as we anticipate our rapidly changing role in the face of revolutionary changes in the way information is delivered., Scottish Health Information Network

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843342403
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
0.52(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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