The Evolvement of Information Sharing and Access

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The Evolvement of Information Sharing and Access

Today, in the twenty first century, society functions through a digital media and mass production of literature. Universities function through libraries, online classes, and VPN access; medicine is made possible through the production of medical books are around the country, online access to medical research, the ability to share information with a doctor in another state; every part of society functions through the ability to share and access information at a faster rate. Information sharing and access can be seen all throughout history, however the evolvement of this was not heavily seen until the 1300-1400s when the production and desire for books became controversial. In the 1300-1400s the idea of the book was for holy use and when individuals desired fictional books it was seen as a devilish act. Through much debate, the book further involved into more production, which resulted in the birth of libraries, which resulted in the evolution of information sharing and access. This evolvement process allows for Universities, such as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, to provide adequate access to information in order to gain a proper education through classes, such as Humanities 3990, an online class.

The idea of the book has been around for centuries upon centuries and in the 1300-1400s, the book became a massive controversy. The major reason for this controversy was the content of what one was allowed to read: “At the centre of this anxiety about what constituted suitable reading material… fiction was regarded as particularly suspect: likely to influence adversely, to stimulate inappropriate ambitions and desires, to corrupt” (Flint, 2001, 17). The anxiety reading c...

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...te. From only a few books that existed to numerous libraries to schools upon schools, information sharing and access is what has made society advance at the rates it has. Society would not be without the birth of such a powerful process that created the digital age.

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