TITLE: The Case for Books: Past, Present and Future
SPEAKER: Robert Darnton
EVENT DATE: 10/15/2010
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 67 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Robert Darton makes "The Case for Books" with an in-depth examination of the book from its earliest beginnings to its shifting role today in popular culture, commerce and the academy.
Speaker Biography: Robert Darnton is an intellectual pioneer in the field of the history of the book and director of Harvard University???s Library. He is the founder of the Gutenberg-e program, a collaborative effort of the Columbia University Press and the American Historical Association committed to exploring and promoting the electronic publication of scholarly writing.
SERIES: Books & Beyond