Director of Harvard Library – Makes Numerous Good Points

On a TV Ontario video Dr. Robert Darnton speaks to the increased rate of print publications in this digital age, which is being spurred by the digital revolution, and brings awareness to the parallel use and need for e-books as well as print books. One format cannot always replace another. As Dr. Darnton notes, early print books spurred the production of manuscripts in the succeeding post Guttenberg centuries. Different formats for different needs. Our faculty and students know the difference, especially, as they advance into specialized areas of research. It is not just those at post-secondary institutions, but the younger generation are already aware of the differences and making the benefits of both known. We know e-book sales have dropped for 2012 – its time to take a more careful look at what is really happening. For the video with Dr. Robert Darnton, listen to: http://ww3.tvo.org/video/193824/robert-darnton-library-digital-age

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