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Gutenberg's Europe : the book and the invention of Western modernity
Barbier, Frédéric, author
Cambridge, UK ; Polity, [2016]
Machine generated contents note: Part one. Gutenberg before Gutenberg -- Chapter 1. The preconditions for a new economy of the media -- The key space of modernity: the town -- The market in education -- The emergence of the political -- Chapter 2. The economy of the book -- Manuscript production -- Change: the objects and practices -- Chapter 3. The birth of the market -- The market and its regulation -- The religious paradigm, or, The emergence of the masses -- Writing: work and the professions -- Part 2. The age of start-ups -- Chapter 4. The development and logics of innovation -- Paper and papermaking -- Xylography -- Punches, forms and moulds -- Chapter 5. Gutenberg and the invention of printing -- Historical portrait of a city -- Strasbourg -- The return to Mainz -- Chapter 6. Innovation -- Techniques: innovation in processes -- Practices -- The society of the workshops -- The invention of the graphosphere -- Part three. The first media revolution -- Chapter 7. Printing conquers the world -- The spread of the innovation -- Ranking the cities -- Conjunctures and specializations: the market and innovation -- Chapter 8. The nature of text -- The book system -- The meaning of the text -- The 'book-machine' -- Chapter 9. The media explosion -- A new paradigm: production and reproduction -- The Reformation and printing -- Regulation: imposing order on books -- Printing and governments -- Conclusion -- Chronologies -- Semiology and virtuality -- Gutenberg's Europe -- Notes -- Abbreviations -- Index.

"Major transformations in society are always accompanied by parallel transformations in systems of social communication--what we call the media. In this book, historian Frédéric Barbier provides an important new economic, political and social analysis of the first great 'media revolution' in the West: Gutenberg's invention of the printing press in the mid fifteenth century. In great detail and with a wealth of historical evidence, Barbier charts the developments in manuscript culture in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and shows how the steadily increasing need for written documents initiated the processes of change which culminated with Gutenberg. The fifteenth century is presented as the 'age of start-ups' when investment and research into technologies that were new at the time, including the printing press, flourished. Tracing the developments through the sixteenth century, Barbier analyses the principal features of this first media revolution: the growth of technology, the organization of the modern literary sector, the development of surveillance and censorship and the invention of the process of 'mediatization'. He offers a rich variety of examples from cities all over Europe, as well as looking at the evolution of print media in China and Korea. This insightful re-interpretation of the Gutenberg revolution also looks beyond the specific historical context to draw connections between the advent of print in the Rhine Valley ('paper valley') and our own modern digital revolution. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of early modern history, of literature and the media, and will appeal to anyone interested in what remains one of the greatest cultural revolutions of all time"--
Baker Berry Z126 .B36513 2016

Take one building : interdisciplinary research perspectives of the Seattle Central Library
edited by Ruth Conroy Dalton and Christoph Hölscher
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Part I. The process of design -- Diamonds and sponge / Albena Yaneva -- Just how public is the Seattle Central Library? : publicity, posturing, and politics in public design / Shannon Mattern -- OMA's conception of the users of Seattle Central Library / Ruth Dalton -- Part II. The building as artefact -- One-way street / Kim Dovey -- A phenomenological and hermeneutic reading of Rem Koolhaas's Seattle Central Library : buildings as lifeworlds and architectural texts / David Seamon -- The feel of space : social and phenomenal staging in the Seattle Central Library / Julie Zook and Sonit Bafna -- Seattle Central Library as place : reconceptualising space, community and information at the Central Library / Karen Fisher, Matthew Saxton, Phillip Edwards and Jens-Erik Mai -- Part III. The library and its users -- Emotional responses to locations in the Seattle Central Library / Saskia Kuliga -- Why people get lost in the Seattle Central Library / Amy Shelton, Steven Marchette, Christoph Hölscher, Ben Nelligan, Tim Shipley and Laura Carlson -- Using social media to gather users' feedback of the Seattle Central Library / Ruth Dalton & Saskia Kuliga -- Discovering serendip : eye tracking experiments in the Seattle Central Library as the beginning of a research adventure / Clemens Plank and Fiona Zisch -- Epilogue : drawing together the multiple perspectives of the Seattle Central Library / Wilfried Wang.
Sherman Z733.S4395 T35 2017

The book : a cover-to-cover exploration of the most powerful object of our time
Houston, Keith, 1977- author
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
pt. 1. The page -- A clean sheet : the invention of papyrus -- Hidebound : the grisly invention of parchment -- Pulp fictions : the ambiguous origins of paper in China -- From Silk Road to paper trail : paper goes global -- pt. 2. The text -- Stroke of genius : the arrival of writing -- The prints and the pauper : Johannes Gutenberg and the invention of movable type -- Out of sorts : typesetting meets the Industrial Revolution -- pt. 3. Illustrations -- Saints and scriveners : the rise of the illuminated manuscript -- Ex Oriente lux : woodcut comes to the West -- Etching a sketch : copperplate printing and the Renaissance -- Better imaging through chemistry : lithography, photography, and modern book printing -- pt. 4. Form -- Books before the book : papyrus scrolls and wax tablets -- Joining the folds : the invention of the codex -- Ties that bind : binding the paged book -- Size matters : the invention of the modern book.

Reveals how books and the materials that make them reflect the history of human civilization, tracing the development of writing, printing, illustrating, and binding to demonstrate the transition from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the mass-distributed books of today.
Baker Berry Z4 .H68 2016

Slab serif type : a century of bold letterforms
Heller, Steven, author
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson Inc., 2016
Introduction -- American -- Italian -- French -- Dutch -- British -- German -- Swiss.

Since being introduced in the 19th century, when they were considered the bastard cousins of more refined serif types, slab serif typefaces have become ubiquitous. Prized for their bold visual impact and versatility, they are used on a broad variety of demonstrative communications, from posters and newspapers to product packaging. In 1931, Morris Fuller Benton created the Stymie typeface, a reworking of a slab serif type popular in Europe at that time: Memphis. The IBM logo is one of the most famous slab serif marks: it began as Stymie and was refined by Paul Rand. Slabs come in many iterations and are recognized as a face with many characters - and nationalities. Following the cult typography volumes Scripts, Shadow Type and Stencil Type, this new volume artfully selects classic examples to present fresh and unexpected typographic ideas. The authors employ their decades of combined experience as art directors to present hundreds of wonderful examples in a visual resource that will delight and inspire today's designers.
Baker Berry Z250.A2 H45 2016

Color in American fine and private press books, 1890-2015 : The Jean-François Vilain & Roger S. Wieck Collection of Private Presses, Ephemera & Related References
Vilain, Jean-Fran̨cois, 1952- author
Philadelphia, PA : University of Pennsylvania Libraries, 2016
Baker Berry Z258 .V55 2016

Fundamentals of government information : mining, finding, evaluating, and using government resources
Forte, Eric J., 1967- author
Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2016
The people's information / by Eric Forte -- How to think like a government documents librarian / by Andrea Sevetson -- Congressional publications / by Cassandra Hartnett -- The kinds of law / by Eric Forte and Peggy Roebuck Jarrett -- Public laws and the U.S. code / by Peggy Roebuck Jarrett -- Regulations / by Cassandra Hartnett -- Case law and the Judicial Branch / by Peggy Roebuck Jarrett -- The President / by Andrea Sevetson -- The Executive Branch / by Cassandra Hartnett -- Statistical information / by Amy West and Eric Forte -- Health information / by Ann Glusker -- Education information / by Susan Edwards -- Scientific and technical information / by Kathryn Tallman -- Environment and energy information / by Jesse Silva and Lucia Orlando -- Business, economic, and consumer information / by Jessica Jerrit and Eric Forte -- Census / by Eric Forte, Kelly Smith, and Annelise Sklar -- Patents, trademarks, and intellectual property / by Martin Wallace -- Historical and archival information / by Cassandra Hartnett.

"Government data and resources are uniquely useful to researchers and other library users. But without a roadmap, sifting through the sheer quantity of information to find the right answers is foolhardy. The first edition of this text is well established as an essential navigational tool for both LIS students and professionals; now this newly revised, peer-reviewed update is even more attuned to new sources and types of government information and how best to locate them. Unmatched in its scope, this book covers such key topics as the history of government information, from its colorful beginnings to the era of Wikileaks, Edward Snowden, and data breaches; how to think like a government documents librarian in order to find information efficiently, plus other research tips; all types of law resources and information, including public laws and the U.S. Code, Case Law and the judicial branch, and regulations; Congressional literature, from bills and committee hearings to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set; patents, trademarks, and intellectual property; census data, educational information, and other statistical resources; health information, with an in-depth look at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the trend toward and impact of online medical records; and science, environmental, and energy resources from agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Exercises throughout the text support instruction, while the approachable and well-organized style make it ideal for day-to-day reference use"--
Baker Berry ZA5055.U6 F67 2016

Shared print programs
Crist, Rebecca, author
Washington, DC : Association of Research Libraries, [2014]
Baker Berry Z670 .A85 v.345

The untold story of the talking book
Rubery, Matthew, author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
Introduction: What is the history of audiobooks? -- Canned literature -- A talking book in every corner of dark-land -- How to read a talking book -- A free press for the blind -- From shell shock to shellac -- Unrecordable -- Caedmon's third dimension -- Tapeworms -- Audio revolution -- Afterword: Speed listening.

This work traces the tradition from phonographic books made on wax cylinders to talking books made for blinded soldiers returning from the First World War and, much later, the commercial audiobooks heard today. Addressing the vexed relationship between orality and print, the author shows how talking books developed both as a way of reproducing printed books and as a way of overcoming their limitations. In an overview, he charts the talking book's evolution across numerous media (records, tapes, discs, digital files), its reception by a bemused public, and impassioned disputes over its legitimacy. Testimonials drawn from the archives of charities for war-blinded veterans and pioneering audio publishers, including Caedmon, Books on Tape, and Audible, recreate how audiences over the past century have responded to literature read out loud. This book poses a series of conceptual questions too: What exactly is the relationship between spoken and printed texts? How does the experience of listening to books compare to that of reading them? What influence does a book's narrator have over its reception? What methods of close listening are appropriate to such narratives? What new formal possibilities are opened up by sound recording? Sound technology turns out to be every bit as important as screens to the book's ongoing transformation.
Baker Berry Z286.A83 R83 2016

The data librarian's handbook
Rice, Robin 1965- author
London : Facet Publishing, 2016
Data librarianship: responding to research innovation -- What is different about data? -- Supporting data literacy -- Building a data collection -- Research data management service and policy: working across your institution -- Data management plans as a calling card -- Essentials of data presuppositions -- Dealing with sensitive data -- Data sharing in the disciplines -- supporting open scholarship and open science.

The importance of data has never been greater. There has been a growing concern with the 'skills gap' required to exploit the data surfeit; the ability to collect, compute and crunch data, for economic, social and scientific purposes. This book, written by two working data librarians based at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh aims to help fill this skills gap by providing a nuts and bolts guide to research data support. The Data Librarian's Handbook draws on a combination of over 30 years' experience providing data support services to create the 'must-read' book for all entrants to this field. This book 'zooms in' to the actual library service level, where the interaction between the researcher and the librarian takes place. Both engaging and practical, this book draws the reader in through story-telling and suggested activities, linking concepts from one chapter to another. This book is for the practising data librarian, possibly new in their post with little experience of providing data support. It is also for managers and policy-makers, public service librarians, research data management "coordinators" and data support staff.0It will also appeal to students and lecturers in iSchools and other library and information degree programmes where academic research support is taught.
Baker Berry Z678.9 .R53 2016

The noblest roman : a history of the Centaur types of Bruce Rogers
Kelly, Jerry, 1955- author
Boston : David R. Godine, Publisher, in association with Sherwin Beach Press, [2016]
The noblest roman -- Type specimens -- Centuar in use at various presses -- Books printed in the original foundary Centuar type -- notes -- Index.
Baker Berry Z250.5.C44 K45 2016

Barney : Grove Press and Barney Rosset : America's maverick publisher and his battle against censorship
Rosenthal, Michael, 1937- author
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2017]
Privileged beginnings -- Joan and Barney -- The young publisher -- A radical anomaly -- The stalking horse -- Adventures with the hooded cobra -- Riding the gales of the sixties -- A murder story : some stolen fingerprints -- Decline and fall -- "Who is the CEO of Grove"?

"An incisive, compulsively readable biography of the man the Guardian called "the most influential avant-garde publisher of the twentieth century." An impetuous outsider who delighted in confronting American hypocrisy and prudery, Barney Rosset liberated American culture from the constraints of Puritanism. As the head of Grove Press, he single-handedly broke down the laws against obscenity, changing forever the nature of writing and publishing in this country. He brought to the reading public the European avant-garde, among them Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter, radical political and literary voices such as Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and Jack Kerouac, steamy Victorian erotica, and banned writers such as D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, and William Burroughs. His almost mystical belief in the sacrosanct nature of the First Amendment essentially demarcates the before and after of American publishing. Barney explores how Grove's landmark legal victories freed publishers to print what they wanted, and it traces Grove's central role in the countercultural ferment of the sixties and early seventies. Drawing on the Rosset papers at Columbia University and personal interviews with former Grove Press staff members, friends, and wives, it tells the fascinating story of this feisty, abrasive, visionary, and principled cultural revolutionary--a modern "Huckleberry Finn" according to Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kenzaburo Oe--who altered the reading habits of a nation"--
Baker Berry Z473.G74 R67 2017

The bestseller code : anatomy of the blockbuster novel
Archer, Jodie, author
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
The bestseller-ometer, or, How text mining might change publishing -- The godparents, or, Why you must take time to date -- The lists: theme -- The sensations, or, How to form some perfect curves -- The lists: plot -- The debutantes, or, Why every comma matters -- The lists: style -- The noirs, or, What the girl needs -- The lists: character -- The one, or, When the algorithm winked -- The lists: all data points -- Epilogue: The machine-written novel, or, Why authors really matter -- Postscript, or, Some background on method.

"What if there was an algorithm that could predict which novels become mega-bestsellers? Are books like Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl the Gladwellian outliers of publishing? The Bestseller Code boldly claims that the New York Times bestsellers in fiction are predictable and that it's possible to know with 97% certainty if a manuscript is likely to hit number one on the list as opposed to numbers two through fifteen. The algorithm does exist; the code has been cracked; the results are in; and they are stunning. The system analyzes themes, plot, character, pacing, even the frequency of words and punctuation, to predict which stories will resonate with readers. A 28-year-old heroine is a big plus. So is realism. Giving 30% of your novel to only two specific topics. And if you can include a dog rather than a cat and few sex scenes, you have a better chance of writing a bestselling novel. The project is an investigation into our intellectual and emotional responses as humans and readers to books of all genres. It is a big idea book that will appeal to fans of The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb, a book for data-mining nerds, as well as a book about writing, reading, and publishing. Anyone who has ever wondered why Gone Girl, Girl on the Train or The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo captured so many readers worldwide will find their interest piqued"--
Baker Berry Z1033.B3 A73 2016

The printer's manual : an illustrated history : classical and unusual texts on printing from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries
Pankow, David
Rochester, NY : RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, 2005
Baker Berry Z124 .P26 2005

Scholarly output assessment activities
Lewis, Ruth (Librarian), author
Washington, DC : Association of Research Libraries, [2015]
Training material -- Job descriptions -- Service descriptions -- Assessment reports -- Research guides -- Selected resources.
Baker Berry Z670 .A85 v.346

Community-based collections
Santamaria-Wheeler, Lourdes, author
Washington, DC : Association of Research Libraries, [2015]
Baker Berry Z670 .A85 v.347

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