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Status of Books in the Foreseeable Future

Library Herald

Year: 2002, Volume: 40, Issue: 2

First page: (99) last page: (105)

Print ISSN: 0024-2292


Status of Books in the Foreseeable Future


SHYAMA RAJARAM*

*Lecture, Department of Library and Information Science, Maharaja Syajirao, University of Baroda, Voarodara 390002

Abstract

For over four hundred years since the printing of Bible by Gutenberg, Printing has been the only mass media of communication. Mentions that radio, television, computer, communication satellite and a number of other electronic communication systems appeared only in the 20th century. Points out that owing to this technological explosion that was experienced in the second half of the 20th century, some prophets of the electronic age pronounced the death of books. Attempts to answer the momentous question, what would be the future of books? Concludes that, books certainly would have an enduring appeal even in the foreseeable future, although their impact in certain areas may get diluted.

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