Library of Congress Magazine (LCM), Vol. 1 No. 2: November-December 2012 Page: 8
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THREE CHEERS FOR THE BOOK:
A GLOBAL TOAST
BY DAVID A. TAYLOR
David Taylor is
in Library Services.
THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WILL HOST THE FIRST-EVER INTERNATIONAL
SUMMIT OF THE BOOK ON DEC. 6 AND 7. THE EVENT IS PART OF THE
LIBRARY'S MULTIYEAR "CELEBRATION OF THE BOOK" THAT BEGAN IN 2012.
The book-arguably the greatest container of knowledge in history-will be
celebrated at the Library of Congress, Dec. 6 and 7, on the occasion of the
first-ever International Summit of the Book.
Legislators, policymakers, educators, authors, publishers, technologists and
librarians will come together to discuss the value of books in expressing
our humanity and promoting cultural understanding. They will also explore
the history of the book and how the book is changing and, in the process,
revolutionizing knowledge and culture throughout the world.
The summit will celebrate the role of libraries as temples of knowledge and
their role in preserving what societies have learned and transmitted. It will
explore how technology can be harnessed to preserve the values of the book
culture, provide access to knowledge that has been preserved in libraries
and engage citizens and schools in taking full advantage of the knowledge
resources available to them through their libraries.
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