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Free and Fleeting

One of the pressing questions in the current publishing era concerns the effect of offering free online digital versions of books on the sales of the print versions.  Does a free digital version increase print sales, decrease print sales, or have no effect at all?  Only Rupert Murdoch's hairdresser...

An Open Letter to the South Bend Tribune

This sort of snuck up on me, but I'm breaking up with my hometown newspaper. I think this break from my print subscription is rather important, illustrating how the world of news and information is changing.  Read on for the details. Dear South Bend Tribune:I received your letter today asking for more information as to why I canceled my subscription last week.  Your letter included a brief...

Does Print Still Matter? Brian Kenney on the Future of Content in a 2.0 World

On Thursday, April 19th the Dominican GSLIS community came together for our annual Lazerow Lecture. I was especially excited because our speaker this year was my colleague Brian Kenney, editor of School Library Journal and a member of the 2nd University of North Texas Information Science IMLS-funded PhD cohort. Brian's topic was an examination of the question: "Does print still matter?" He had...