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Title:Science Knowledge Through Audio -Visual Materials
Author(s):Dickman, Joseph E.
Subject(s):Libraries --Special collections --Science
Abstract:It would be presumptious for me to tell librarians the advantages of the printed word in communication, but in case there are any audio-visual enthusiasts present, let me review some of the advantages of the printed word in communications. Even in this modern age of television, radio, telephone, and motion pictures, the printed word is still the backbone of our communication and education. This is not only so because the printed word as a mass media came first, but because of its economy and compactness. Examples of its economy are evident in the 10 cent newspaper, the 25 cent weekly news magazine, the $1.00 paperback classics, and even the Great Books of the Western World for a few hundred dollars, including the Syntopican. Examples of the compactness and transportability of the printed word are everywhere about us, from the yearly statistics of the postal service to the five foot shelf encompassing all knowledge in an encyclopedia. But, since the audience present consists largely of librarians who are in a centuries -old and established field, and I am in the new and struggling field of communication, I would like your indulgence in considering some of the advantages of this field of picture communication and then specifically relate it to the field of knowledge in the rapidly expanding field of science.
Issue Date:1960
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In F.B.Jenkins (ed). 1960. Collecting science literature for general reading; papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, November 6-9, 1960. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 68-72.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (7th : 1960)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1959.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-16

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