Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper

Mr. Baker discussed his book Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper, published by Random House. He explained that the term “double fold”… read more

Mr. Baker discussed his book Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper, published by Random House. He explained that the term “double fold” describes a method used by librarians to determine whether to replace their paper copies with microforms. The book discusses the fact that libraries around the world are dismantling their collections of original bound newspapers and books and replacing them with microfilmed copies. He asserts that the copies are inferior in quality and deteriorate with age. Mr. Baker believes that because of this policy, complete editions of most of America’s newspapers no longer exist. Mr. Baker employed a slide show to reinforce his argument that the documents should be preserved in their original form. After his presentation he answered questions from the audience. close

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Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper

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Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Sandy, Utah, United States
First Aired:
May 26, 2001 | 5:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 18, 2002 | 5:29am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • May 26, 2001 | 5:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 11, 2001 | 12:10am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 02, 2001 | 4:22am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 18, 2001 | 1:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 06, 2001 | 8:42am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 17, 2002 | 12:52am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 18, 2002 | 5:29am EST | C-SPAN 2
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