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[BKARTS] Digital books - OOPS x 2!

I am mortified about the two messages that turned up in computer
speak. I use Microsoft Outlook but have it set up to send everything
in plain text. I hadn't changed any settings between the request
post and those that followed, so am mystified as to what happened.

The first message was a thank you (see below). The second was an
apology. Hopefully this will be third time lucky and Peter will
forgive me!

THIS is what the first message was supposed to say: Wow. I've been
overwhelmed by suggestions for digital books. Thanks ever so much to
everyone who responded to my plea. There are probably more than I
can use in the digital books topic and instead I may use some as
additions to the artists book topic. I find the variety of
approaches to digital books fascinating in itself and it is always
interesting to see what students think about them. We start the
semester with the question of what a book is and finishing with
digital books brings us back in a full circle. The question of
control in moving to the next page/screen is often times a deciding
factor in whether or not the students are prepared to admit a
digital book into their definition of what a book is. I should add
that the subject uses online resources almost exclusively and that
the resources I've found through the book arts list and Peter's site
play an important role.

And a PS... I was interested to see that the Alphabet site was
suggested more than once. That is the one site I used last year that
hasn't disappeared. It generates lots of discussion about the issue
I mentioned above - that is some students believe it is a book,
others don't because it advances from one screen to the next

Sue W
Lecturer in Art History
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Charles Sturt University
Locked Bag 678
Wagga Wagga  NSW 2678
Telephone: 02 69 332 646
Email:  swood@xxxxxxxxxx

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