ERIC Number: ED253243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Books in Our Future.
Boorstin, Daniel J.
This study explores the changing role of the book in the future. The report draws on interviews with authors, publishers, booksellers, computer experts, librarians, scientists, educators, and scholars and on the experience of the Library of Congress staff. The first part, "The Culture of the Book: Today and Tomorrow," includes sections on: Books in Our Lives; A Nation of Readers?; the Twin Menaces: Illiteracy and Aliteracy; Combining Technologies: The Adaptable Book; and Unexplored Opportunities. Part Two, "A Manifold Program for a Massive Problem," suggests numerous activities that citizens can undertake to improve reading habits with sections on: Families and Homes, Schools, Libraries, Churches, Civic and Fraternal Organizations, Businesses, Book Publishers and Booksellers, Newspapers and Magazines, Television and Radio, Labor Unions, Colleges and Universities, Cities and Local Communities, the States, and Prisons and Correctional Institutions. A directory of organizations cited in this section is provided. The next two sections in Part II offer suggestions to Congress and the Executive Branch, and the report concludes with a brief review of initiatives undertaken at the Library of Congress. (THC)
Descriptors: Books, Futures (of Society), Libraries, Long Range Planning, Position Papers, Public Policy, Reading Difficulties, Reading Habits, Reading Improvement, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Recreational Reading, Schools, Technological Advancement
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Joint Committee on the Library.; Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Library of Congress
Note: Report of a study conducted under the auspices of the Center for the Book. Photographs may not reproduce.