The Bookless Future

Bell, David A.
May 2005
New Republic;5/2/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 16/17, p27
Reflects on the impact of Internet technology on research. Comparison between past methods of research using books and current methods using the Internet; Changes to library collection management in light of information technology innovations; Benefits of information technology to research and scholarship, including the inclusion of more detailed information and the potential for easy correction of mistakes; Historical background of early printing methods; Assessment of the potential success of electronic books, or e-books, including the LIBRIé by Sony; Potential long-term impact of technology on scholarship and publishing.


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