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The evolution of documents and its impacts

Ziming Liu (School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



This article examines the evolution of documents and its impacts from the following aspects: information density, longevity, uniqueness, duplicability, mobility, connectivity, and integration. It focuses on the consequences of the shift from printed media to digital media. By looking back on their evolution, we are able to see how the notions and functions of documents change over time, and the resulting impacts on individuals, organizations, and society.



Liu, Z. (2004), "The evolution of documents and its impacts", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 60 No. 3, pp. 279-288.



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