What Good is an Old Book in the Age of Google?

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A lecture delivered Friday, November 6, 2009, during Arts & Culture @ Penn Homecoming. Time: 4-5pm Location: Lea Library, 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, University of Pennsylvania.


In the age of Google and Kindle, with millions of books just a few clicks away, why would a university maintain a rare book library? Dr. Daniel Traister, Curator for Research Services at Penn's Rare Book and Manuscript Library and Bibliographer for Literature in English, discusses rare books and manuscripts chosen from Penn's collection, one that runs from the ninth century up through the present. Discover what these books reveal that cannot be replicated on a computer screen - and why anyone might care.


Date Posted: 04 September 2011