Contact: Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189

October 21, 1996

Traditional Book Reading and New Technology Navigation To Be Discussed and Demonstrated on November 15

Graziella Tonfoni, professor of linguistics at the University of Bologna, Italy, and author of Writing as a Visual Art (1994), will present an informal talk and demonstration about "new tools for reading and writing" in the information age at noon on Friday, November 15, in Classroom 654 A & B, adjacent to the Mumford Room, on the sixth floor of the Madison Building. The presentation, sponsored by the Center for the Book, is open to the public.

Professor Tonfoni, the author of more than a dozen books and internationally known for her research in the fields of communications, textual theory, and cognitive science, has been a visiting scholar at MIT and Harvard University and has presented her research work at many U.S. universities and research centers.

Her talk at the Library on Nov. 15 aims to demonstrate how "traditional" and "new" ways of reading and information mapping may be made compatible with the needs of individual readers.

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress was established in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books, reading, literacy, and libraries. Its program, which is supported mostly by private funds, reaches into every region of the country through a network of 32 affiliated state centers and more than 100 national educational and civic organizations.

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PR 96-148
ISSN 0731-3527

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