Browse Library Trends 57 (1) Summer 2008: Digital Books and the Impact on Libraries by Title

  • Sutherland, Juliet (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    Many people are talking these days about “digitizing books.” But what does that really mean? This paper describes different kinds of digitizing, the pros and cons of each, and suggests a layered structure for understanding ...

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  • Dawson, Laura (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008)
    The boom in self-publishing has created a market of hundreds of thousands of new books a year. The Library of Congress doesn’t catalog most of these. Is it fair to dismiss these books as “vanity publications,” or are ...

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