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The case for books : past, present, future

Author: Robert Darnton
Publisher: New York (N.Y.) : PublicAffairs, cop. 2009.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Darnton
ISBN: 9781586488260 1586488260
OCLC Number: 690828584
Description: 1 v. (XVI-218 p.) ; 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 --
The history of book.
Other Titles: Google and the future of books.
Information landscape.
Future of libraries.
Lost and found in cyberspace.
E-books and old books.
Gutenberg-e.
Open access.
A paean to paper.
Importance of being bibliographical.
Mysteries of reading.
History of book.
Responsibility: Robert Darnton.
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