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A Review of “Paper to Digital: Documents in the Information Age”

A Review of “Paper to Digital: Documents in the Information Age” Journal of Access Services, 7:64–70, 2010 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ISSN: 1536-7967 print / 1536-7975 online DOI: 10.1080/15367960903385714 Reviews and Remarks Carol Goodson, Column Editor Liu, Z. (2008). Paper to Digital: Documents in the Information Age. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited Press. With the Google book settlement in the news, print-on-demand systems being installed in bookstores and libraries, and the Kindle generating the kind of buzz libraries dream of, I picked up Paper to Digital, eager to read about the future of information distribution. Unfortunately this book barely touches on the present, much less the future. For an area of such swift transition, regularly citing studies 10–12 years old does not impress. Trends and larger user-behavior tendencies may still hold true, but as the population adapts to new technologies, they change the ways they interact with it. The fact that most people printed out the information they wanted from computer screens 10 years ago does not necessarily mean that they still prefer to read and process information in print today. Paper to Digital is made up of 10 chapters, including an introduction. The chapters are updated versions of previously published articles and chap- ters by Liu. As http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Access Services Taylor & Francis

A Review of “Paper to Digital: Documents in the Information Age”

Journal Of Access Services , Volume 7 (1): 2 – Jan 8, 2010
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Journal of Access Services, 7:64–70, 2010 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ISSN: 1536-7967 print / 1536-7975 online DOI: 10.1080/15367960903385714 Reviews and Remarks Carol Goodson, Column Editor Liu, Z. (2008). Paper to Digital: Documents in the Information Age. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited Press. With the Google book settlement in the news, print-on-demand systems being installed in bookstores and libraries, and the Kindle generating the kind of buzz libraries dream of, I picked up Paper to Digital, eager to read about the future of information distribution. Unfortunately this book barely touches on the present, much less the future. For an area of such swift transition, regularly citing studies 10–12 years old does not impress. Trends and larger user-behavior tendencies may still hold true, but as the population adapts to new technologies, they change the ways they interact with it. The fact that most people printed out the information they wanted from computer screens 10 years ago does not necessarily mean that they still prefer to read and process information in print today. Paper to Digital is made up of 10 chapters, including an introduction. The chapters are updated versions of previously published articles and chap- ters by Liu. As

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Published: Jan 8, 2010

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