Paper to Digital: Documents in the Information Age

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ABC-CLIO, 2008 - Computers - 157 pages
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Is the paperless society really possible? What is the future of paper in the Digital Age? Based on extensive statistics and six separate surveys, Paper to Digital explores the evolution and changing characteristics of documents in the Information Age. Resultant implications are studied through the examination of emerging issues in the digital environment. Examples include:BLtrends in transforming scholarly communications BLtrust in the preservation of digital information BLchanges in reading behavior in the digital environment BLperceptions of the credibility of scholarly information on the Web BLuser preferences for and use of print and electronic resources BLthe future of paper in the digital age. This timely book represents a useful and scholarly exploration of a major concern in our society.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 The Evolution of Documents and Its Impacts
9
3 Trends in Transforming Scholarly Communications
23
4 Trust in the Preservation of Digital Information
39
5 Reading Behavior in the Digital Environment
53
6 Gender Differences in the Online Reading Environment
71
7 Perceptions of the Credibility of Scholarly Information on the Web
83
8 Cultural Differences in Credibility Assessment
103
User Perceptions Preferences and Use
117
10 The Future of Paper in the Digital Age
139
Index
151
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Dr. Ziming Liu received his Ph.D. in library and information studies at the University of California at Berkeley in 1996. Prior to joining the faculty at San Jos State University in 2000, he was a research scientist at Ricoh California Research Center and a visiting faculty member at the University of Washington. He has published numerous papers in top-tier scholarly journals such as Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (1995), Communications of the ACM (2000; 2003), Information Processing and Management (2003; 2004; 2006), Journal of the American Society for Information Science (1996; 1997), and Journal of Documentation (1997; 2004; 2005).

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