Crossing the Digital Rubicon: From Print Books to E-Books and Beyond

Kosciejew, Marc
June 2010
Feliciter;2010, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p119
The article discusses how transition from the print books to electronic books (E-books) has affected libraries in Canada. However, long-term impact of digital technologies are yet not clear, the digitization of information resources, practices and infrastructures seems to has affected libraries in adverse way. E-book is one such example that has affected libraries. Now more and more readers turn to the Internet and e-books for their reading purposes in stead of going to libraries.


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