Posted by: bluesyemre | May 31, 2012

From Plato to Michael Hart: The Long Journey of E-books

  • 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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