The digital library has emerged as a favourite term for the industry, as the internet has enabled book lovers to consume the vast amount of books, movies and music that have been created in digital form.
However, it is not a good term to describe the digital books we are creating in digital format, which is a great thing, but the digital libraries have a way of becoming part of the fabric of the world we live in, and it is this which is the true definition of the digital library.
In fact, the digital book has become part of what makes us who we are as individuals.
This has led to a certain degree of confusion in the media.
When we refer to the digital files of books or movies that have become part the fabric that makes us human, we can see some confusion.
While the book is part of our human experience, the movie, the music or the film is not.
It is a digital file and that file has to be recognised as such by the author.
The books that we have created, or read, are our digital library that we create and we are now trying to digitise them and share them with others.
It seems that digital books are being re-defined as being part of this fabric, not part of an old way of creating digital books.
So we need to find a better term that does not imply the very same things we were trying to say earlier, but which also captures the spirit of the new digital era.
To be clear, there is no right or wrong term for a digital library; the digital culture that we are living in and its potential for sharing, is as much of a question of definition as it is of definition.
There is a wide spectrum of views about the digital age, and the debate over what is and isn’t a digital book is just as important as the debate about whether the term digital means something other than the book itself.
But the question we need is how to define the digital environment in which we are all part of, and we should start by recognising that we all have a digital footprint.
We all have digital media that we play, we all use our devices, we use the internet to access content and our mobile phones to send and receive messages.
There are a number of different types of digital devices that we use and a number different types that we share with others, but all of them are part of a digital world.
So the question is not what is digital, but how do we organise ourselves around the digital world we are part in?
This is what I want to explore in this series.
To start with, I will start with the basics of digital media and how we create it.
I will then talk about the role of technology and the internet in digital media creation.
I think the digital media is a very good example of how we can design and organise the digital universe we are a part of in a way that does justice to the richness of the whole.
The role of technologies and technology in creating a digital environment The first thing that is important to realise is that a digital universe is not just a collection of bits of information, it can be anything.
In the digital era, we are beginning to realise that the digital landscape we inhabit is the very fabric of which the world is made, and our existence is connected to that fabric.
So it is important that we recognise that we, the readers, are part, in a sense, of the overall digital fabric of this world, and that we can organise ourselves in a more holistic way around this world that is made.
This is a key point.
We have to realise how we make use of digital materials, we have to understand the ways we are connected to the wider digital environment, and this can only be done through a process of creating the digital spaces we inhabit.
So I think this is an important topic, one that I will touch on in more detail in the next article.
But for now, I would like to talk about what we can do with digital media.
This article is part three of a series about the future of the media sector.
Part two is here.
Part one is here, and part two is on digital media, and Part one: the future is digital is here .