The Future of the Book in the Digital Age
by Bill Cope;Angus Phillips (9781843342410)

The Future of the Book in the Digital Age
Bill Cope;Angus Phillips
Release Date: 11 October 2006
Format: Hardback
Pages: 248
Categories: Information Management
Library & Information Science *
Publishing *
Publisher: Chandos Publishing (Oxford)
ISBN: 9781843342410
ISBN-10: 1843342413

Summary: With contributions from some of the world's leading authorities, this publication considers the future of the book in the digital age. As more books are published than ever before, this timely publication addresses a range of critically important themes relating to the book - including the present and future for publishing, libraries, literacy and learning in the information society. Key Features: 1.Chapters by leading experts in the field of publishing studies and information science 2.A broad range of perspectives on key issues such as print on demand and digital publishing 3.Contributions from around the world 4.Edited by two leading experts on the book and its future The Editors: Dr Bill Cope has been a Director of Common Ground Publishing since 1984. Common Ground runs a number of annual conferences in education, management and the humanities. He is a former academic working in a number of Australian universities, and a First Assistant Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Angus Phillips is Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies and Head of the Publishing Department at Oxford Brookes University. Readership: The book will be of interest to publishers, librarians, academics, authors and all those interested in the issues surrounding the survival of the printed book in a digital age. It will also be useful for students and scholars of publishing and the history of the book. Contents: If it isn't on the internet, it doesn't exist (Mark Perlman) Plus a change . print on demand reverts book publishing to its pre-industrial beginnings (Manfred H. Breede) Where is the value in publishing? The Internet and the publishing value chain (Angus Phillips) Venues for vanity: methods and means of self-published books (Christopher Kular) Towards understanding patterns of book consumption in Europe (Mihael Kovac and Mojca Kovac Sebart) The future of reading as a cultural behaviour in a multi-channel media environment (Hillel Nossek and Hanna Adoni) Bookselling culture and consumer behaviour (Audrey Laing and Jo Royle) Diversity, or is it all the same? Book consumption on the Internet in Sweden (Ann Steiner) New voices in the new millennium (David H. Lynn) Reviving the oral tradition: the evolution of audiobooks (Jennifer Cavender and Jennifer Hootman) Are you being served? Librarianship past, present and future (Maureen Brunsdale and Jennifer Hootman) Access, convergence and print on demand: the library dimension (John Feather) New text technologies, globalization and the future of the book (Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis) A whiff of tobacco smoke on the page (Mark Woodhouse)

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