DOUBLE FOLD, LIBRARIES AND THE ASSAULT ON PAPER. Nicholson Baker.

DOUBLE FOLD, LIBRARIES AND THE ASSAULT ON PAPER.

  • New York: Random House, (2001).
  • small 8vo.
  • paper-covered boards, dust jacket
  • xii, 370, (2) pages
  • ISBN: 0375504443

Price: $10.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 65055

First edition. A fine copy in fine jacket. Since the 1950's our countriy's libraries have followed a policy of "destroying to preserve," and have methodically dismantled their collections of original bound newspapers and replaced them with microfilmed copies that lack all the color and quality of the original paper and illustrations. The players include the Library of Congress, the CIA, NASA, microfilm lobbyists, and a colorful array of librarians and digital futurists. In this passionately argued book, the author pleads the case for saving our books and newspapers and tells the story of how and why our greatest research libraries have betrayed the public trust by selling off or pulping irreplacable collections.