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ERIC Number: ED400853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
The Child, the Book, and the Internet.
Hunt, Peter
This paper focuses on book-centered and "non-book" children and the role of the Internet in changing literature and children's reading habits. Highlights include diversity in children's books; differing magazine readership across the continents; the concept of narrative; the problem of book-centered children becoming outsiders in a more technology-oriented environment; the "classics" and literary standards; changes brought about by computers; and the evolution of a new female-dominated "intermedia" era. It is suggested that the role of the library may either become that of the archive or that of the interstices of the net, the facilitator, the traffic police. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: In: Sustaining the Vision. Selected Papers from the Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship (24th, Worcester, England, July 17-21, 1995); see IR 056 149.