The Once and Future Book

Bawden, D. (2011). The Once and Future Book. JOURNAL OF DOCUMENTATION, 67(1),

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Abstract

Purpose: Reflection on the value of considering information history as a guide to the future

Methodology: Reviews Ashgate's History of the Book in the West series

Findings:'Information revolutions', such as printing and digital books, are often based on technologies and features already present.

Value: Insights into the future of information and documentation may be gained from studying the historical development of our information environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Publishing; Books; History of the book; Information history
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: School of Informatics > Department of Information Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/11941

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