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Chapter 1: Storytelling in Context

Kelly Czarnecki


This chapter of “Digital Storytelling in Practice” puts the current state of storytelling, as well as its relationship to libraries, in context. By briefly examining both the distant and recent past of storytelling, we can see how it arrived in its current state. We examine how the basic principles of storytelling have remained the same and also look at how the rise of the Internet and digital technology has the potential to transform the process of storytelling and expand its audience.

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