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Darnton, Robert
The case for books : past, present, and future / Robert Darnton
New York, NY : PublicAffairs, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  Z116.A2 D37 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Books -- Social aspects
Books -- History
Books and reading
Communication in learning and scholarship -- Technological innovations
Research libraries -- Forecasting
Scholarly electronic publishing
Library materials -- Digitization
Subject Google Library Project
Physical Description xvi, 218 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-208) and index
Contents Google and the future of books -- The information landscape -- The future of libraries -- Lost and found in cyberspace -- E-books and old books -- Gutenberg-e -- Open access -- A paean to paper -- The importance of being bibliographical -- The mysteries of reading -- What is the history of books?
Review "In The Case for Books, Robert Darnton offers an in-depth examination of the book from its earliest beginnings to its shifting role today in popular culture, commerce, and the academy. In a lasting collection drawn from previously published and new work alike, Robert Darnton lends unique authority to the life and role of the book in society. The resulting book is a wise work of scholarship - one that requires readers to carefully consider how the digital revolution will broadly affect the marketplace of ideas."--BOOK JACKET

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