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Digital Books wear out faster than Physical Books

Brewster Kahle writes about the challenges of preserving e-books:

"Ever try to read a physical book passed down in your family from 100 years ago? Probably worked well. Ever try reading an ebook you paid for 10 years ago?  Probably a different experience. From the leasing business model of mega publishers to physical device evolution to format obsolescence, digital books are fragile and threatened."

Wikipedia’s Citations Are Influencing Scholars and Publishers

A Scholarly Kitchen guest post "by Rachel Helps, the Wikipedian-in-residence at the Brigham Young University library. She was on the editorial board for the Wikijournal of Humanities from 2018 to 2020. She and her student employees create and edit Wikipedia pages related to the library’s collections":

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