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The Case for Books, or; Bookcase

Robert Darnton, at the time he wrote The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future, was a historian, former Princeton professor and director of the Harvard Library. 1,173 more words

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ROBERT DARNTON ~ THE CASE FOR BOOKS ~ PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

~ The United States Constitution – Article 1, section 8, establishes copyright and patents “for limited times” only and subject to the higher purpose of promoting “the progress of science and useful arts” – as the authors of the Constitution knew, copyright was created in Great Britain by the Statue of Anne in 1710 for the purpose of curbing the monopolistic practices of the London Stationers’ Company and also, as its title proclaimed, “for the encouragement of learning” – at the time, Parliament set the length of copyright at fourteen years, renewable only once – the stationers attempted to defend their monopoly of publishing and the book trade by arguing for perpetual copyright in a long series of court cases – but they lost in the definitive ruling of Donaldson v. 481 more words

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ROBERT DARNTON ~ THE CASE FOR BOOKS

~ IHNBS ~ Information Has Never Been Stable

~ RLLFC-BTFTTTDTO-BOIBITEM ~ Research Libraries Last For Centuries – Better To Fortify Them Than To Declare Them Obsolete – Because Obsolescence Is Built Into The Electronic Media… 45 more words

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