Digital Reading: Educational Gaps and Documentary Preservation

Digital Reading: Educational Gaps and Documentary Preservation

José Antonio Cordón-García (E-Lectra group, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain), Raquel Gómez-Díaz (E-Lectra Group, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain), Julio Alonso-Arévalo (E-Lectra group, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain) and Nora Kaplan (E-Lectra group, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain)
Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/irmj.2014070101
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Abstract

Information and communications technology is bringing about significant changes not only in the amount of information and documents available but also in the agents that produce them and in the way they are organised, managed and consumed. The various Unesco programmes, the ministerial resolutions and the initiatives introduced by different countries reflect the need to and the difficulty of preserving documents in the digital environment, where it is necessary to achieve a balance between the need to preserve everything and the possibility of implementing the necessary safeguards.
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2. The Digitalisation Of The Reading Experience

The Pew Research Center’s report on how Americans value public libraries shows that this population strongly values the role of these institutions in their communities, both for providing access to material and resources and for promoting literacy and improving their overall quality of life. Most Americans say that they have only had positive experiences. (Zickuhr, K., L, Rainie, et al., 2013).

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