The “Future of…” Conversation Continues Wednesday, 2/15

Future of Books in the Internet Age DiscussionPlease join us for a vibrant discussion of “The Future of Books in the Internet Age.” How will ascent of e-books and the proliferation of tablets and e-readers impact reading, scholarship and pedagogy?  Who are the winners and losers? What are the opportunities for scholars, bookstores, and libraries? These are but a few of the questions that will be considered! The discussion will take place in the Marcus White Living Room at 12:15pm. Invited guests include Jack Dougherty, Associate Professor of Educational Studies at Trinity College and co-editor of the web-book, Writing History in the Digital Age, and State Librarian Kendall Wiggin.

The program is sponsored by the Elihu Burritt Library in conjunction with the Arts & Public Policy Committee, Philosophy Department and Honors Program.

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7 Responses to The “Future of…” Conversation Continues Wednesday, 2/15

  1. The Future of Books in the Internet Age I’m interested

  2. Ash says:

    Gosh, ebooks are everywhere now. People are trying to hard to monetize the internet, but I’m not sure its working too well.

  3. Rick Shea says:

    This should be interesting. The winners in the ebook/tablet realm seem obvious, but are the obvious losers actually losers?

  4. Frasier says:

    Sorry I missed this. I am very interested to learn about the future of books and libraries.

  5. Nadine says:

    As far as I think people still prefer reading actual books than reading on the internet

  6. Clare Anello says:

    Time will tell whether ebooks are a viable alternative. As of now the e-books are still in it’s infancy stage.

  7. easter says:

    I would love to..

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