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    The rise, fall and rise of the printed book

    Murphy, Hugh (2017) The rise, fall and rise of the printed book. An Leabharlann. The Irish Library, 26 (2). pp. 10-13. ISSN 0023-9542

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    Libraries are diverse in role, use and space and the scope of our profession is equally diverse, spanning public, academic, national, corporate and a variety of other types. As such it can be challenging to see conclusive patterns and make definitive professional statements. That said, it is telling that, across the span of most libraries and beyond, the humble print book has proven to be remarkably resilient in a way that might not have been as recently as 2010 when various technology evangelists were hailing the death of the printed book1 and Amazon sold more books for its kindle than print.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: printed books;
    Academic Unit: University Library
    Item ID: 8983
    Depositing User: Hugh Murphy
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2017 12:12
    Journal or Publication Title: An Leabharlann. The Irish Library
    Publisher: Library Association of Ireland
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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