National School Library Day Colloquia

The UBC Faculty of Education, School of Library Archival and  Information Science and Education Library present, as part of Celebrate Learning Week, our National  School Library Day Colloquia

Thursday, October 28, 2010
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

E-texts, E-books: Are We at a Tipping Point?

Dr. Teresa Dobson, Associate Professor and Director of the Digital Literacy Centre, Dept. of Language and Literacy Education

Jeff Miller, Senior Manager, Distance Learning, Centre for  Teaching, Learning and Technology.

“The technology of the book has already seen a number of transitions in its long history: from clay to wax to papyrus to vellum to cloth to paper, stored as tablets or scrolls or folios or books, bound in horn or leather or cloth or paper. With each metamorphosis, the role of the librarian has changed – from scribe to guard to copyist to archivist to selector to teacher.” (2004, Johnson).

In this session, presenters will explore the way digital technologies are modifying and extending conceptions of text and will consider implications for knowledge creation, diffusion, and reception.