The Changing Book: Transitions in Design, Production, and Preservation

1st Edition

Nancy E Kraft

Published April 10, 2008
Reference - 270 Pages
ISBN 9780789034601 - CAT# HW15458

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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.

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