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Anne Whiston Spirn
Ann Baird Whiteside
Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Fall 2014)
This article explores the state of libraries and authorship in response to the evolving landscape of electronic books. The authors discuss the topic through a conversation about the choice to self-publish an electronic book in the visual arts. Issues such as the primacy of the image as argument for research in design and the visual arts, the availability of e-books to libraries, the influence of publishers on the e-book medium and market, and implications for libraries and collection development are considered.
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