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Graphic Novels and "beyond"?!

Here's a future vision about Our Partnerships from the Vision 2015 report:  "As an inspiration for the future, the Library's unique expertise and partnerships with authors, teachers, and even bookstores, encourages people of all ages with an interest in doing so to develop the skills and discipline to write and publish literary works, from more traditional forms of "books" to graphic novels and beyond." (p.19)

If I didn't know better, I'd think that the authors of this report are unaware of the digital revolution that has been going on now for a decade or more! Our future partnerships with the literary output of our communities is bound to be digital! Future authors are today's children. They're growing up digital. The lowest-barrier, lowest-cost publishing medium is digital. The authors may feel that the "beyond" in their sentence encompasses all possible digital formats, but that's not good enough. Since the web is already revolutionizing the ability of people to communicate with their community (not to mention, to form new communities), a Vision for 2015 (or for any time in the future) has to acknowledge that.

I just had to get that off my chest Wink

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