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Future of Books

An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Future of Books.

Background Information

Humans have been using print to communicate for at least 500 years and while some think the future of the printed book is in peril, others believe that the format is not going anywhere in the near future. At the heart of the debate are questions about the importance of, and future of, literacy, intellectual discourse, and copyright law.