Cover of: What is the impact of digitizing books? | Louise I. Gerdes

About the Edition

Presents opposing views related to the digitalization of books, discussing the impact on the way people read, the work of writers, scholarship, access to books, book piracy, and the environment.

Table of Contents

The digital age has not significantly changed the way people read / Robert Darnton
Digitizing books will change publishing for the better / Jason Epstein
Digitizing books devalues the work of professional writers / Ewan Morrison
The ability to revise digitized books yields benefits and risks / Nicholas Carr
Digitizing historical books eliminates the thrill of scholarship / Tristram Hunt
Digitizing historical books does not demean scholarship / James Gleick
No company should be allowed a monopoly on book digitization / Brewster Kahle
Large-scale digitization projects will benefit writers and readers / Richard A. Posner
A digital public library will increase access to books for all people / Megan Geuss
Digitizing books will increase book piracy / Scott Turow
Digitizing books will not substantially increase book piracy / Alastair Harper
E-books are an environmentally friendly option / Julia Silverman
E-books are not better for the environment than print books / Nick Moran
Colleges should mandate that all textbooks be digitized / Marc Prensky.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-108) and index.

Series
At issue. Mass media, At issue

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
070.5/73
Library of Congress
Z1003 .W545 2013

The Physical Object

Pagination
115 pages ;
Number of pages
115

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26452056M
Internet Archive
whatisimpactofdi0000gerd
ISBN 10
0737761652, 0737761660
ISBN 13
9780737761658, 9780737761665
LC Control Number
2012049717
OCLC/WorldCat
809412038
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