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ERIC Number: EJ886630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov-1
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
The Future of Reading
Peters, Tom
Library Journal, v134 n18 p18-22 Nov 2009
The future of reading is very much in doubt. In this century, reading could soar to new heights or crash and burn. Some educators and librarians fear that sustained reading for learning, for work, and for pleasure may be slowly dying out as a widespread social practice. Several social and technological developments of the 20th century, such as television, electronic games, and even comic books, have been generally perceived as threats to literacy and the practice of reading. Clearly something important and fundamental is happening to books and reading. Libraries need to be part of this reading revolution, supporting and defending the rights of digital readers, experimenting with new reader services, collecting new genres and media formats, and providing access for all readers to the devices, networks, content, and online communities that will continue to emerge. This article discusses the future of reading and the impact of the these new forms of reading on libraries and librarianship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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