Article: “From Plato to Michael Hart: The Long Journey of E-books”
DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology (32.2; 2012)
Genesis of e-books and the connected social implications have a long bearing on the dissemination of knowledge. The strides in information technology have ushered in new content formats and reading devices. An e-book is superior to a c-book in terms of storage, delivery and accessibility. E-books have tremendous implications on libraries, library users and publishers. Around the world, there have been initiatives towards the ultimate goal of enhancing public access to all recorded knowledge. Internet apart from facilitating self publication of e-books, democratising access to knowledge and doing social good especially for developing countries by improving literacy, and education.
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See Also: “Electronic Books: A Bibliography“
Chennupati K. Ramaiah
51 pages; PDF; 1457 Citations
Also appearing in DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology (32.2; 2012)
The information included in this bibliography is collected systematically from all the published sources in the world such as journal articles, conference papers, conference proceedings, books, reports and PhD theses on e-books until the last quarter of 2011. Mainly, it covers e-books, e-books publishing, the impact of e-books on different types of users, e-book publishing techniques and trends, e-book user interfaces and other technologies related toe-publications. This bibliography will be useful to all researchers conducting research in any areas related to e-books and e-book publishing.
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. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.