The Spring 2013 special issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada/Cahiers de la Société bibliographique du Canada (BSC/SbC) on the theme of “What Is the History of (Electronic) Books?” has been made freely available online at:http://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/bsc/issue/view/1447.
Taking a cue from Robert Darnton’s seminal 1982 article, the special issue seeks to more firmly situate the electronic book in the bibliographical landscape and includes contributions from distinguished and emerging scholars in the fields of classics, information studies, bibliography, English literature, and publishing, including G. Thomas Tanselle, James J. O’Donnell, and Guylaine Beaudry. Normally the latest three years of the Papers/Cahiers are available only in print, but the BSC/SbC has decided to make this issue available to all given its focus on electronic publishing and the impact of electronic texts on reading and scholarship. The special issue was edited by Geoffrey Little.
For more information on the BSC/SbC please visit: http://www.bsc-sbc.ca/.