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1 Tianjin Foreign Studies University1 Harmony or Antagonism, which is the Mainstream in the Library? A Comprehensive Study on E-Book and Print Book

2 Tianjin Foreign Studies University2  Ⅰ.Introduction  1. Since invention of the paper, which greatly promoting the development of economy, science and culture, getting the reorganization throughout the world and passing the examination of history, it has been used by mankind as a material carriers of culture and knowledge for more than 1000 years.

3 Tianjin Foreign Studies University3  With the rapid development of information technology and speedy widespread of network, person’s unconscious destination of searching information is IE browser rather than the library or reference room. Reading habits and way of information retrieval are changing. The traditional print book has faced a great challenge from the growing e-book with variety of advantages.

4 Tianjin Foreign Studies University4  Which one will become the mainstream in the future library between e-book and print book? What is the relationship between them? Above problems directly affect trend of collection construction, positioning of management characteristic and cultivation of library culture in the future library.

5 Tianjin Foreign Studies University5  2.E-book, as a new form of published documents and a result of the information age, has been constantly learned and accepted with the development of science and technology since its birth. Although E-book has incomparable advantages, there are also a lot of deficiencies and vulnerabilities which are shown by value and characteristics of Print book

6 Tianjin Foreign Studies University6  Ⅱ.Literature Review  1. Domestic study e.g. Yangli Bing “Comparative Study between Electronic Media and Paper Media” Hu Ping “ E-book cannot replace the Print Book”  2. Abroad Study e.g. Justin Littman & Lynn Silipigni Connaway “A Circulation Analysis of Print Books and E-books in an Academic Research Library”

7 Tianjin Foreign Studies University7  Ⅲ.Comprehensive study on E-book and Print book from six point of views  1.Library Collection  Print book: human-consuming; space-consuming; high security, etc.  E-book: space-saving; human-saving; low security (computer virus, Hacker attacks), etc.

8 Tianjin Foreign Studies University8  2.Retrieval and Usage  Print book: relatively complex in retrieval; low recall ratio and precision, etc.  E-book: relatively simple in retrieval; convenient for resource sharing; lower compatibility, etc.

9 Tianjin Foreign Studies University9  3.Reading Model  Print book: reading anywhere, anytime; deep level reading, etc.  E-book: restriction of equipment; human health problem, fragment reading, etc.

10 Tianjin Foreign Studies University10  4.Purchasing pattern  Print book: individual purchase according to the needs of library collection  E-book: individual purchase and Consortium

11 Tianjin Foreign Studies University11  Advantages of consortium:  ① increasing the buying ability and lowering the purchasing cost  ② promoting the sharing of resources  ③ offsetting or reducing the funds transfer from purchasing Print book to purchasing E-book, etc.  e.g. Taiwan e-books Net (TEBNET) Tianjin Academic Library & Information system (TALIS)

12 Tianjin Foreign Studies University12  5.Copyright Copyright issues have been plaguing the development of E-book, which essence is to digitize the works of copyright owners and make available to readers to download, browse, etc. So this process will inevitably involve copyright issues.  ① Copyright in works’ digital publication  ② Copyright issues in the process of Internet download

13 Tianjin Foreign Studies University13  6.Construction of Library culture Library culture Physical culture Institutiona l culture Immaterial culture

14 Tianjin Foreign Studies University14  Mainly reflecting physical culture: “culture of special collection”; “human-oriented culture”; “digital culture”  Print book: ① Works of art ( paper as carrier) cannot be replaced. ② Collection value of Print book is irreplaceable.  E-book: “human-oriented culture”; “digital culture”

15 Tianjin Foreign Studies University15  Ⅳ.Conclusion Each one of e-book and print book should not be neglected and they should mutual promote and integrate in a balanceable and harmonious environment in the development of library.

16 Tianjin Foreign Studies University16 Thank you very much!  Name of author: Zhang Nan  Affiliated institution: Reference Department of Library of Tianjin Foreign Studies University  address:


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