Christie's auction

From: John Foust <>
Date: Wed Feb 16 07:48:59 2005

At 01:17 AM 2/16/2005, Andy Holt wrote:
>In addition to this, like any other librarians, they typically have space
>problems. This may mean that journals that are infrequently used may get
>pulped - at best after replacement by microfiche/microfilm.

For a relevant preservationist discussion of this topic with
regard to newspapers, see Nicholson Baker's "Double Fold".

Indeed, priceless newspaper collections were sold at auction
once they'd been (poorly) microfiched. Some were bought by
dealers who sliced them up for "what happened on your birthday" gifts.

- John
Received on Wed Feb 16 2005 - 07:48:59 GMT

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