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” 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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Nicholson Baker Co-Founder and Director American Newspaper Repository
Randy Silverman President Utah Library Association
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