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The library beyond the book

Author: Jeffrey T Schnapp; Matthew Battles
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2014]
Series: MetaLABprojects.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"With textbook readers and digital downloads proliferating, it is easy to imagine a time when printed books will vanish. Such forecasts miss the mark, argue Jeffrey Schnapp and Matthew Battles. Future bookshelves will not be wholly virtual, and libraries will thrive although in a variety of new social, cultural, and architectural forms. Schnapp and Battles combine deep study of the library s history with a record of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey T Schnapp; Matthew Battles
ISBN: 9780674725034 0674725034
OCLC Number: 861478375
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 167 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Steampunk to scrolls: Melvil Dewey, time traveller / cartoon by Joe Altieri --
The library beyond the book --
Prospects --
Windows: Book; Bookshelf; Card catalog; Carrel; Copy station; Librarian; Library card; Reference desk --
Scenarios: Living Mausoleum; Neocloister; Database; Accumulibrary; Programmable library; Libraries of here and now --
So ... --
Endnotes --
Cold storage (visual verbal essay).
Series Title: MetaLABprojects.
Responsibility: Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Matthew Battles.


Jeffrey Schnapp and Matthew Battles reflect on what libraries have been in order to speculate about what they will become: hybrid places that intermingle books and ebooks, analog and digital formats,  Read more...


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Transcending the tired debate of print vs. electronic, analog vs. digital, the authors take a long view of library history and attempt to envision possible scenarios for libraries of the Read more...

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