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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

UK study predicts digital publishing to surpass print by 2020

A study commissioned by the British Library, which is currently working on the legal procedures necessary to digitize its collection, has estimated that in fifteen years, most of the print publishing industry will have switched to digital. By 2020, the study predicted that nine out of ten titles will be published solely in digital format. The library already links to a number of online material and the digitized national archives infrastructure it hopes to erect will include websites. But CEO of the library, Lynne Brindley warned, "In many ways digital material is more fragile than physical material and if we don't manage it effectively it won't survive for future generations."

Source: Net Imperative

Posted by john burke on June 29, 2005 at 04:13 PM in i. Future of print | Permalink

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