E-readers are for Reading: An Informal Consideration of Reading’s Next Steps

Joost Kircz

Abstract


The e-reader is sweeping the book and library world like a storm, with some theorists arguing that the end of the publisher, the end of the library, and even the end of the book are near. Do e-readers bring an end to literacy as we now know it, or are there avenues of inquiry we can use to engage this change in a more positive light?  To begin to answer this pressing question, this article presents an informal survey of a series of pertinent issues that have to be tackled before making such decisive predictions.

Keywords


E-reader; E-reading; E-book; Electronic learning

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