"Electronic Books Are a Complement to Books, Not a Replacement, Says Former UA Library Chief"
The popularity of the electronic gadgets does not appear to be the death knell, but rather a complement to for paper-and-ink books.
The book festival is “the chance to remind people that the book is not yet dead,” said David Laird, former head of libraries at the University of Arizona and an online rare book dealer.
The electronic devices are an advantage for academics, Laird said, noting a person working on a dissertation is able to download the needed reference materials and work on the paper at any time.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.