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The case for books : past, present, and future

Author: Robert Darnton
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, ©2009.
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Darnton
ISBN: 9781586488260 1586488260 9781586489021 158648902X
OCLC Number: 401147025
Description: xvi, 218 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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?
Responsibility: Robert Darnton.

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The era of the book as the unrivalled source and vehicle for knowledge is coming to an end. Digitization makes the physical properties of books disposable. This book assembles the writings the author  Read more...

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"Booklist" "Historian and library director Darnton has written expansively and lucidly on the history of books and libraries. This collection of his influential essays from the past decade neatly Read more...

 
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