|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.
|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