Double Fold: libraries and the assault on paper

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In an exposT of contemporary library policies, the best-selling author of Vox describes how such institutions have dismantled collections of original bound newspapers and so-called brittle books to replace them with microfilmed copies, exploring the hidden reasons for such policies and calling for the preservation of irreplaceable records. 25,000 first printing.
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With meticulous detective work and Baker's 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.
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Bibliotheksbestand -- Bestandserhaltung -- USA
Electronic books
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title_displayDouble Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper
title_fullDouble Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Double fold : libraries and the assault on paper / Nicholson Baker
title_shortDouble Fold
title_sublibraries and the assault on paper
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Bibliotheksbestand
Conservation and restoration
Erhaltung
Fortschrittsglaube
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Kulturerbe
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
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Library & Information Science
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Newspapers
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