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[Reading] ➶ Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper By Nicholson Baker – Izmirescort.pro The ostensible purpose of a library is to preserve the printed word But for fifty years our country's libraries—including the Library of Congress—have been doing just the opposite destroying hundrThe ostensible purpose of a library is to preserve the printed word But for fifty years our country's 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 a.

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Epub Nicholson Baker ´ Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper MOBI Ý ´

Epub Nicholson Baker ´ Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper MOBI Ý ´ Nicholson Baker is a contemporary American writer of fiction and non fiction He was born in Manhattan in 1957 and grew up in Rochester New York He has published sixteen books including The Mezzanine 1988 U and I 1991 Human Smoke 2008 The Anthologist 2009 and Substitute 2016 and his work has appeared in The New Yorker The Atlantic Harper's the New York Review of Books Best Am

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  1. Lucy Lucy says:

    Epub Nicholson Baker ´ Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper MOBI Ý ´ double mobile, fold download, libraries book, assault mobile, paper pdf, Double Fold book, Libraries and mobile, Libraries and the Assault book, Fold Libraries and pdf, Fold Libraries and the Assault book, Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper eBookDON'T LISTEN TO HIM Nicholson Baker is NOT a librarian or archivist; he does not understand the missions of these institutions His argument therefore is uninformed and inherently romanticizes the concept of preservation He is in short a nutcase willing to spend his life savings on a crumbling anti legacy For a scholarly response from an eminent archives scholar look to


  2. A. Jesse A. Jesse says:

    Epub Nicholson Baker ´ Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper MOBI Ý ´ double mobile, fold download, libraries book, assault mobile, paper pdf, Double Fold book, Libraries and mobile, Libraries and the Assault book, Fold Libraries and pdf, Fold Libraries and the Assault book, Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper eBookUnbelievably stupidIn his first and as far as I know his best book The Mezzanine Nicholson Baker displays a charming affection for the antiue the mechanical the ingenious But in Double Fold this charming affection is stripped away revealing an impractical Ludditism Baker argues that libraries shouldn't throw away card catalogs once they've been replaced with online databases and instead they should preserve these hulking and impractical monstrosities for the subtle data they contain The marginalia on the cards their patina that reveals the pattern of finger handlings on their edgesBullshit Card catalogs are obsolete a bain of my childhood and the childhoods of millions and they are rightly banished as a bad substitute for computers a stopgap waiting for the invention of electronicsBaker acknowledges that librarians were


  3. Jesse Jesse says:

    Epub Nicholson Baker ´ Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper MOBI Ý ´ double mobile, fold download, libraries book, assault mobile, paper pdf, Double Fold book, Libraries and mobile, Libraries and the Assault book, Fold Libraries and pdf, Fold Libraries and the Assault book, Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper eBookNicholson Baker’s Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper is a fiery polemic dedicated to the task of protecting what he sees as one of our nation’s most important resources our libraries’ massive stockpile of seldom used older books and newspapers As Baker explains the extent of our paper reserves of old newspapers and rarely read old books is dwindling often being chopped up and “preserved” that is their content rather than their form is preserved in either microform or a digital format Baker’s position is not a nuanced one; we need to save everything To do this libraries need to purchase warehouses warehouses basically without end so that not a Sun Times or musty tome is thrown aside The very first sentence in the summary on the back cover reads “The ostensible purpose of a library is to preserve the printed


  4. Laura Jean Laura Jean says:

    Epub Nicholson Baker ´ Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper MOBI Ý ´ double mobile, fold download, libraries book, assault mobile, paper pdf, Double Fold book, Libraries and mobile, Libraries and the Assault book, Fold Libraries and pdf, Fold Libraries and the Assault book, Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper eBookI decided to be honest with myself I read several chapters of this book in school I intended to go back and read the whole thing because there is some very interesting ideas in the book However I realized it's just going to make me MAD Now I am all for reading things that challenge your assumptions I am But not this topic Not at this point of my life So If I ever decide at a later time to read it I'll start again


  5. Susie Susie says:

    Epub Nicholson Baker ´ Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper MOBI Ý ´ double mobile, fold download, libraries book, assault mobile, paper pdf, Double Fold book, Libraries and mobile, Libraries and the Assault book, Fold Libraries and pdf, Fold Libraries and the Assault book, Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper eBookIt took me a ridiculously long time to finish this book for reasons into which I shall not go but that is no reflection on the book itself It is about the decimation of our libraries by fiendish proponents of microfilm Untold treasures of periodicals and books have been lost due to the persuasion of librarians by preservationists that the paper would soon crumble into dust One test that would be done to prove the incipient crumbliness of a page was called the Double Fold test Nicholson Baker has a field day with this one as the root meaning of duplicity is double fold The test involves folding down a corner of a page and then folding it all the way back and repeating until the corner falls off Not surprisingly it doesn't take that many folds; that's why your motherteacherlibrarian always told you not to dogear your books Baker makes up his own test which is basically turning the pages of a book exactly as you would do if you were reading Again not sur


  6. Jenny (Reading Envy) Jenny (Reading Envy) says:

    Epub Nicholson Baker ´ Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper MOBI Ý ´ double mobile, fold download, libraries book, assault mobile, paper pdf, Double Fold book, Libraries and mobile, Libraries and the Assault book, Fold Libraries and pdf, Fold Libraries and the Assault book, Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper eBookThe library has gone astray partly because we trusted the librarians so completely Nicholson Baker has written a heavily researched retelling of when the first digitization microfilming movement hit the major libraries in the United States leading many to dump the only originals of major newspapers journals and books He zeroes in on the Library of Congress and other government agencies CIA NASA and the NEH who have had major roles to play in the destruction of print While I found some of his reasoning to exclude fair arguments from other viewpoints and one chapter to miss important details completely the JSTOR project includes several libraries that act as re


  7. Peter Tillman Peter Tillman says:

    Epub Nicholson Baker ´ Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper MOBI Ý ´ double mobile, fold download, libraries book, assault mobile, paper pdf, Double Fold book, Libraries and mobile, Libraries and the Assault book, Fold Libraries and pdf, Fold Libraries and the Assault book, Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper eBookI should have written a review of this and may have some comments written in an old paper journal In the meanwhile Susie's review will give you an idea of why this book is still relevant even if that battle was pretty much lostBaker's American Newspaper Repository survives as a part of the Duke University Libraries shouldn't be but am surprised at the venom of some of the library pros against Baker's efforts book Doubling down on a bad call I guess Anyone old enough to remember browsing old mags newspapers in the library basement will appreciate the value of actual paper historic documents


  8. Andrew Andrew says:

    Epub Nicholson Baker ´ Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper MOBI Ý ´ double mobile, fold download, libraries book, assault mobile, paper pdf, Double Fold book, Libraries and mobile, Libraries and the Assault book, Fold Libraries and pdf, Fold Libraries and the Assault book, Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper eBookThe elegance and irreverence Nicholson Baker usually brings to his fiction work especially the sublime vignette The Mezzanine is completely absent in Double Fold Baker's screed about the replacement of library books with microfiche and other digital storage While the author's uest to rally for the preservation of rare and old tomes seems noble enough his methods are in line with conservative news reporting Whenever he interviews someone who shares his viewpoints they are described in a positive and pleasant light; when he interviews someone who disagrees with him they are often presented unflatteringly as i


  9. Leslie Leslie says:

    Epub Nicholson Baker ´ Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper MOBI Ý ´ double mobile, fold download, libraries book, assault mobile, paper pdf, Double Fold book, Libraries and mobile, Libraries and the Assault book, Fold Libraries and pdf, Fold Libraries and the Assault book, Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper eBookA little than a year ago I was chatting with my boss about a New Yorker article that I'd read many years before; the piece concerned card catalogue information I believe it was at the San Francisco Library being input into a computer database and discarded losing all of the notes that scholars and others had written in the margins of the cards over decades He knew exactly what I was talking about went to his bookcase and pulled down his copy of this book which he loaned me on the spotOver the course of the past year I read this book for a few minutes whenever I had time over my lunchtime Of course I lost a lot of threads and forgot who was who in the ever expanding cast of real life characters but one horrible truth became abundantly clear our libraries including our own Library of Congress that we have expected to be our repositories of b


  10. Michael Fitzgerald Michael Fitzgerald says:

    Epub Nicholson Baker ´ Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper MOBI Ý ´ double mobile, fold download, libraries book, assault mobile, paper pdf, Double Fold book, Libraries and mobile, Libraries and the Assault book, Fold Libraries and pdf, Fold Libraries and the Assault book, Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper eBookA fascinating book but incredibly biased Needs to be balanced with Vandals in the Stacks by Richard Cox


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Nicholson Baker

Epub Nicholson Baker ´ Double Fold Libraries and the Assault on Paper MOBI Ý ´ Nicholson Baker is a contemporary American writer of fiction and non fiction He was born in Manhattan in 1957 and grew up in Rochester New York He has published sixteen books including The Mezzanine 1988 U and I 1991 Human Smoke 2008 The Anthologist 2009 and Substitute 2016 and his work has appeared in The New Yorker The Atlantic Harper's the New York Review of Books Best Am