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The Future of the Book in a Digital Age

Case Western Reserve University, Kelvin Smith Library

  • Date Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Time 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Case Western Reserve University, Kelvin Smith Library

Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) is the main library supporting the teaching and research of Case Western Reserve University with emphasis given to the College of Arts and Sciences, the Case School of Engineering, and the Weatherhead School of Management. KSL... more

In “The Future of the Book in a Digital Age,” Arnold Hirshon, Associate Provost and University Librarian, Case Western Reserve University, will give a condensed (and perhaps idiosyncratic) overview of the history and future of the formats that have been used to transmit thought via the written word. As background, he will discuss the emergence and significance of the bound book as a physical form. He will then discuss the nature and current state of the book publishing industry, discuss the role and importance of books to digital scholarship today, and posit some future directions regarding the future of the book as an object, as well as other formats and means for communicating ideas in written form in the next decade and beyond.

Date: January 20. 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Kelvin Smith Library, 11055 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship (1st Floor)

Parking: The Kelvin Smith Library is located directly above Parking Garage 29 and has guest parking with prices ranging $10-$15 a day. Metered street parking is also available.

This presentation is available free-of-charge to the University and Cleveland communities.

The Future of the Book in a Digital Age


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