1st Edition

The Changing Book
Transitions in Design, Production, and Preservation

Edited By

Nancy E Kraft

ISBN 9780789034601
Published April 10, 2008 by Routledge
270 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

Discover the changes in books in this digital age

Evolving digital formats have forced libraries’ approaches to paper book collections to change in ways unforeseen even a few years ago. The Changing Book: Transition in Design, Production, and Preservation takes an insightful look at the evolution of books from its historical origins to completely digital. This visionary source examines the continuing role of the paper book, trends in print book production, and the future of the physical book. Electronic book technologies, on demand printing, book conservation, and traditions in bookmaking are discussed in detail. These superb selections of proceedings from The Changing Book Conference held in 2005 focus on the creativity and innovative ideas important to any library professional managing library collections. This resource provides numerous photographs and illustrations, and is extensively referenced.

Topics in The Changing Book: Transition in Design, Production, and Preservation include:

  • craft bookbinding
  • historical background of book conservation
  • the binding, repair, and conservation problems of the hundreds of years old Kennicott Bible from Spain
  • the shift from print to digital collections
  • the future of print collections
  • electronic preservation and standardization
  • the difficulties of book conservation in foreign lands
  • traditions of Himalayan bookmaking
  • graphic and book design
  • alkaline paper use
  • book preservation programs
  • new technologies in on demand book production
  • and more!

The Changing Book: Transition in Design, Production, and Preservation is an enlightening resource for library professionals of all types, administrators, educators, and students.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Craft Bookbinding in Chicago and Iowa: Ellen Gates Starr and the Hull House Bindery, the Hertzberg Bindery and Bill Anthony (Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler)
  • Historical Background of Book Conservation: The Past Forty Years (Don Etherington)
  • The Kennicott Bible: Its Illumination, Binding, Conservation Problems and Repair (Christopher Clarkson)
  • e-Miles to Go and Promises to Keep (Walter Cybulski)
  • Who Wants Yesterday’s Papers? The Faculty Answer (Yvonne Carignan)
  • The Future of Literature: Complex Surfaces of Electronic Texts and Print Books (N. Katherine Hayles)
  • End of Paper: Electronic Book Technologies (Kim White and Sarah Townsend)
  • Bookcraft Education: A Panel Presentation (Panelists: Anna Embree, Mark Andersson, Consuela Metzger, and Julia Leonard)
  • Bill Anthony’s Influence on Apprentices: A Panel Discussion (Panelists: Bill Minter, Mark Esser, Larry Yerkes, Annie Tremmel Wilcox, and Sally Key)
  • World View of Book Conservation (John F. Dean)
  • From Pothi to Pixels and Back Again: The Book in Tibet (James R. Canary)
  • The Role of Book Design in the Changing Book (DJ Stout)
  • Conservation and Book Arts (Pamela Spitzmueller)
  • Signal to Noise (Timothy C. Ely)
  • Alkaline Paper versus Acidic Paper in Current Publishing: A Preliminary Analysis (Jeanne M. Drewes)
  • Book Conservation Within Library Preservation (Roberta Pilette)
  • Historical Background of Print/Bind on Demand (James M. Larsen)
  • On Demand Book Production with New Technologies (Paul Parisi)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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