Coverart for item
The Resource Paper knowledge : toward a media history of documents, by Lisa Gitelman, (electronic book)

Paper knowledge : toward a media history of documents, by Lisa Gitelman, (electronic book)

Label
Paper knowledge : toward a media history of documents
Title
Paper knowledge
Title remainder
toward a media history of documents
Statement of responsibility
by Lisa Gitelman
Creator
Author
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
Member of
Cataloging source
NDD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gitelman, Lisa
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.T42
LC item number
G56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication and technology
  • Written communication
  • Communication and culture
  • Authors and readers
Label
Paper knowledge : toward a media history of documents, by Lisa Gitelman, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
A short history of ________ -- The typescript book -- Xerographers of the mind -- Near print and beyond paper : knowing by *.pdf -- Afterword: Amateurs rush in
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 210 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780822356455
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Paper knowledge : toward a media history of documents, by Lisa Gitelman, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
A short history of ________ -- The typescript book -- Xerographers of the mind -- Near print and beyond paper : knowing by *.pdf -- Afterword: Amateurs rush in
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 210 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780822356455
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...