The symposium, which was held at the Abu Rummaneh Center, entitled the dialectical relationship between the paper book and the e-book, in which writers and researchers participated.
The researcher, Fadhil Helmy Abdullah, in his axis, saw that the paper book cannot be dispensed with, because the electronic book competes with it in attendance. However, the relationship in our society between the reader and the paper book is still intimate. Therefore, it is necessary to work on finding a complementary organization between the two books to take into account the presence of the electronic book and benefit from it. It and preserve the paper book because it is out of culture.
While the writer Gram Jamil Adra indicated that there are social groups that cannot give up their relationship with the paper book, no matter how advanced the electronic book is, and it is necessary to work not to cancel the paper book in appreciation of those who always go to it without neglecting the electronic book and keeping pace with its movement because it also presents advanced cases that can To work to outweigh the positive over the negative.
At the same time, the journalist Samer Al-Shugry said that the e-book is the future of culture and we are moving in an accelerated era and scarcity of resources with economic crises, which makes the contentment of the electronic version inevitable, in addition to the advantages it provides in the ease of preservation, transfer, protection, search and classification. I do not find a difference between the electronic and paper writer because the two They play the same role in spreading knowledge, and every electronic book can be published in paper and vice versa.
The young writer Hibatullah Al-Juwaid, who moderated the seminar, provided methodological information about the participating writers, in addition to a brief reading of all that each participant presented.
The researcher Bakour Al-Aroub and the poet Akram Al-Hussein presented critical interventions that added new structures to the ideas of the symposium.
Muhammad Khaled Al-Khidr