New Article: “The Promise and Problems of the Visual E-Book: Call for an Alliance between Authors and Librarians”
Note: We would like to thank the team at the University of Chicago Press for opening their paywall and giving infoDOCKET permission to share the following new full text article.
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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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.