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Looking Beyond Now in Publishing: The Print vs. Digital Debate – What Should Be the Focus Content or Platform?

Looking Beyond Now in Publishing: The Print vs. Digital Debate – What Should Be the Focus Content or Platform?
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Author(s): Ajani Yusuf Ayodeji (Independent Researcher, Nigeria), Adeyinka Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria), Shola Temitope Famuyiwa (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)and Colette Ogugua Onyebinama (Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 21
Source title: Handbook of Research on Digital Devices for Inclusivity and Engagement in Libraries
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Adeyinka Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9034-7.ch016



Due to digital revolution there has been a lot of development in the publishing industry, and this has also affected access to and dissemination of information. The issue about print and digital debate is now common everywhere. However, the question about what the focus should be, whether the content or the platform, is still yet to be answered. While some believe that digital revolution will continue giving room for digital publishing to thrive; others are saying that it is not the platform that matters but rather the contents that should be made available to the users when needed. This chapter discusses the historical background of digital publishing, digital publishing initiatives, advantages and disadvantages of digital publishing, challenges associated with digital publishing, the print and the digital debate, and looks at what the future holds for publishing.

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