Literature in English: A Guide for Librarians in the Digital Age

Literature in English: A Guide for Librarians in the Digital Age

by Betty H. Day

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In the second edition of The Humanities and the Library (Professional Media, LJ 5/15/93), the author of the literature chapter speculated about the impending tidal wave of online literary resources. Now, 15 humanities specialists provide a contemporary overview of the evolving nature of literary collections, patrons, and research resources. Literature in English is a welcome tool for any librarian challenged with developing a literary collection for online-based research. The essays cover such topics as literary theory, minority literature, collection assessment, and management of electronic text collections. Substantial bibliographies enhance each chapter. Sven Bikerts's The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age (LJ 1/95) discussed the impact of television and computers upon the print medium. It is too soon to tell whether the popularity and convenience of digitized information will lead to the worst-case scenario of "the death of literature." In the meantime, the English and American Literature Section of ACRL has produced a timely and practical resource for librarians grappling with the humanities in the Digital Age.--Betty J. Glass, Getchell Lib., Univ. of Nevada, Reno Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

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ACRL Publications in Librarianship
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