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The Resource Paper knowledge : toward a media history of documents, Lisa Gitelman

Paper knowledge : toward a media history of documents, Lisa Gitelman

Label
Paper knowledge : toward a media history of documents
Title
Paper knowledge
Title remainder
toward a media history of documents
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Gitelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Paper Knowledge is a remarkable book about the mundane: the library card, the promissory note, the movie ticket, the PDF (Portable Document Format). It is a media history of the document. Drawing examples from the 1870s, the 1930s, the 1960s, and today, Lisa Gitelman thinks across the media that the document form has come to inhabit over the last 150 years, including letterpress printing, typing and carbon paper, mimeograph, microfilm, offset printing, photocopying, and scanning. Whether examining late nineteenth century commercial, or "job" printing, or the Xerox machine and the role of reproduction in our understanding of the document, Gitelman reveals a keen eye for vernacular uses of technology. She tells nuanced, anecdote-filled stories of the waning of old technologies and the emergence of new. Along the way, she discusses documentary matters such as the relation between twentieth-century technological innovation and the management of paper, and the interdependence of computer programming and documentation. Paper Knowledge is destined to set a new agenda for media studies"--The publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gitelman, Lisa
Dewey number
302.2/244
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.T42
LC item number
G56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sign, Storage, Transmission
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication and technology
  • Written communication
  • Communication and culture
  • Authors and readers
  • Comunicación y tecnología
  • Comunicación escrita
  • Comunicación y cultura
  • Autores y lectores
  • Authors and readers
  • Communication and culture
  • Communication and technology
  • Written communication
  • Druckmedien
  • Dokument
  • Medientheorie
Label
Paper knowledge : toward a media history of documents, Lisa Gitelman
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=42514
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Paper knowledge -- A short history of ________ -- The typescript book -- Xerographers of the mind -- Near print and beyond paper : knowing by *.pdf -- Afterword: Amateurs rush in
Control code
ocn854906247
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780822356578
Lccn
2013030269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822356455
  • (OCoLC)854906247
Label
Paper knowledge : toward a media history of documents, Lisa Gitelman
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=42514
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Paper knowledge -- A short history of ________ -- The typescript book -- Xerographers of the mind -- Near print and beyond paper : knowing by *.pdf -- Afterword: Amateurs rush in
Control code
ocn854906247
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780822356578
Lccn
2013030269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822356455
  • (OCoLC)854906247

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