June 1, 2020

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. 

Title

The Promise and Problems of the Visual E-Book: Call for an Alliance between Authors and Librarians

Authors

Anne Whiston Spirn
MIT

and

Ann Baird Whiteside
Harvard University

Source

Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Fall 2014)

Abstract

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.

Direct to Full Text Article (22 pages; PDF)

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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