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Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper

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The ostensible purpose of a library is to preserve the printed word. But for fifty years our countrys libraries-including the Library of Congress-have been doing just the opposite, destroying hundreds of thousands of historic newspapers and replacing them with microfilm copies that are difficult to read, lack all the color and quality of the original paper and illustrations, and deteriorate with age.

With meticulous detective work and Bakers well-known explanatory power, Double Fold reveals a secret history of microfilm lobbyists, former CIA agents, and warehouses where priceless archives are destroyed with a machine called a guillotine. Baker argues passionately for preservation, even cashing in his own retirement account to save one important archive-all twenty tons of it. Written the brilliant narrative style that Nicholson Baker fans have come to expect, Double Fold is a persuasive and often devastating book that may turn out to be The Jungle of the American library system.

About the Author

Nicholson Baker has published five novels-The Mezzanine, Room Temperature, Vox, The Fermata, and The Everlasting Story of Nory-and two works of nonfiction, U and I and The Size of Thoughts. He lives with his wife and two children in Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375726217
Author:
Baker, Nicholson
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Mass Media - Newspapers
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Newspapers
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Libraries
Subject:
Paper
Subject:
Newspaper and periodical libraries.
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Media Studies - Print Media
Subject:
Library & Information Science - General
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
01-4266s
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 PP COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.08x5.28x.81 in. .78 lbs.

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