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The USF Humanities Institute Presents - Book 2.0: Can the Book Survive the Information Revolution?
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Welcome to the Book 2.0 Symposium, sponsored by the Humanities Institute at USF. In this symposium, we shall explore some of the answers to the question of the book's survivability in the age of the digital information revolution.

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"The Book the Academy, and Their Discontents"

Domna Stanton - Former President of Modern Language Association and Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY.


"Technologies of the Word"

Nicole Guenther Discenza - USF Deparment of English


"From Paragraphs to Bullets: The Impact of New Media on What We Say and How We Think"

Silvio Gaggi - Professor of Humanities and Chair of the Department of Humanities and American Studies


"Old Books, New Readers, Old Readers, New Books: Digital Literacy for our Time"

Russ Ganim - University of Nebraska Center for Digital Research in the Humanities


"Does Format Matter? Reader, Scholar, Lawyer, Vendor In the Information Revolution"

Phyllis Ruscella - Director, USF Tampa Library
Mark Greenberg - Director, Special Collections Department and Florida Studies Center at the USF Tampa Library
Monica Metz-Wiseman - Coordinator of Electronic Resources, USF Tampa Library


"Book Lust, 'True Names', and iStuff"

Anna Perrault - USF Department of Library Science


Discussion: How the Changes in the Transmission of Information Have Affected University Presses

Meredith Babb - Director, University Press of Florida