ERIC Number: EJ728078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-1
Clyde, Laurel A.
Teacher Librarian, v32 n5 p45 Jun 2005
Terje Hillesund points out that "information technology and especially the Internet have profoundly changed the ways of publishing." Recently, the book publishing industry has started to catch up, making digitized texts--including multimedia texts--available for sale through online bookstores, and in some cases, available for free downloading. Some of the titles will be attractive to school libraries. Hillesund himself says that "e-book technology has a long way to go before it can equal the readability and richness of traditional books" (Hillesund, 2001). "Nevertheless," he continues, "e-books have characteristics that in some ways supersede those of traditional books, being more flexible and accessible than paper books will ever be. E-books are a new, self-contained medium that will have an enormous impact in time on society." In light of this statement, the author of this paper discusses this "infoTech" development and its implications for school libraries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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