Emerging Conceptions and Practices of the Book in the Digital Era: Drawing on the Grande Bibliothèque du Québec Public Library
Building on Pickering's view of science and technology, this research seeks to understand the constant, real-time (re)definition of emerging conceptions and practices of the book, including radically new book technologies.
||Emerging Conceptions and Practices of the Book, Public Policy of Knowledge Dissemination, Cognition, Book-Related Institutions, Real-Time Transformation, Actor-Network Approach
International Journal of the Book, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.99-106.
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Catherine Zekri's field of research for the last couple of years has been book history and emerging conceptions and practices of the book. She is also concerned with information inequality and the growing digital divide created by the rapid expansion of the new digital and Internet technologies. She is presently studying the impacts of the growing digital divide on the information inequality in developing countries. In addition, she contributes her expertise as a Knowledge Management researcher for a University of Montreal based Interdisciplinary research team and is an Organizational Communication Lecturer et U of M. Her research and work has previously focused on translation and the changing nature of our relation to books. Her translations from English, Spanish and French have been published in scholarly books and publications, as well as in the commercial domain. As a linguist and scholar, she has travelled to Argentina, Austria, and France. She has been a professional translator for almost a decade and has always been extremely fascinated with the semiotic relationship humans have with books, book design and typography. Her present enquiry in emerging book technologies and practices is a logic continuation of her previous work and research. Presently: PhD Student in Communications (U of M, Quebec, Canada); 1999-MA Translation and Semiotics (U Laval, Quebec, Canada + Austria); 1996-BA Translation and Terminology (U Laval, Quebec, Canada + Argentina) Pending Communications and Publications: Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal, April 2005); Annual ACFAS Conference (May 2005); Conference on bio-politics and new forms of domination in a Foucaldian perspective (May 2005); Annual Conference of the Canadian Communications Association (June 2005). Pending Published Translations: 4 chapters (different authors) on Virtual Communities in "Communautés virtuelles: penser et agir en réseau", Edited by Serge Proulx et al.
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