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What is more important- content or format?

By admin | June 6, 2012

Many librarians like to claim that the format in which information comes (ebook, audiobook, print book) doesn’t matter, as long as the content is there. However, have you considered the issue of access? If something is available online and the library must distribute access to individuals, does that indeed make that particular information accessible? A recent article from the blog It’s Not About the Book by Australian librarian Hugh Rundle makes the case for universal access and platforms. He argues that if a resource is not universally accessible, it is not really accessible at all.

Topics: eBooks, Future of Libraries, Technology | Comments Off on What is more important- content or format?

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