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Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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The evolution of documents and its impacts

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Title:The evolution of documents and its impacts
Author(s):Ziming Liu, (School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA)
Citation:Ziming Liu, (2004) "The evolution of documents and its impacts", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 60 Iss: 3, pp.279 - 288
Keywords:Development, Document management
Article type:Literature review
DOI:10.1108/00220410410534185 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract: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.

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