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Author: Louise I Gerdes; Thomson Gale (Firm); Serials Solutions.
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013]
Series: At issue
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise I Gerdes; Thomson Gale (Firm); Serials Solutions.
ISBN: 9780737761658 0737761652
OCLC Number: 879346297
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm).
Contents: The digital age has changed the way people think and read / John Walsh --
The digital age has not significantly changed the way people read / Robert Darnton --
Digitizing books will change publishing for the better / Jason Epstein --
Digitizing books devalues the work of professional writers / Ewan Morrison --
The ability to revise digitized books yields benefits and risks / Nicholas Carr --
Digitizing historical books eliminates the thrill of scholarship / Tristram Hunt --
Digitizing historical books does not demean scholarship / James Gleick --
No company should be allowed a monopoly on book digitization / Brewster Kahle --
Large-scale digitization projects will benefit writers and readers / Richard A. Posner --
A digital public library will increase access to books for all people / Megan Geuss --
Providing all online content for free is unsustainable / Malcolm Gladwell --
Digitizing books will increase book piracy / Scott Turow --
Digitizing books will not substantially increase book piracy / Alastair Harper --
E-books are an environmentally friendly option / Julia Silverman --
E-books are not better for the environment than print books / Nick Moran --
Colleges should mandate that all textbooks be digitized / Marc Presnsky.
Series Title: At issue
Responsibility: Louise I. Gerdes, book editor.

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