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Re: The Book, transfers
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: The Book, transfers
- From: Susan Fatemi <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 09:49:10 -0800
- Message-Id: <199803261705.JAA21798@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.edu>
- Organization: EERC
- Sender: "Book_Arts-L: The list for all the book arts!" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Dear list --
I don't wish to offend anyone, but the definition below is a *codex*,
even then it is somewhat limited. If the pages are parchment, palm
or cloth, it is still a codex/book. Of course a scroll is a book. All
books of the Bible were originally scrolls.
"Book" is a concept, as when brittle books are photocopied and in the
process are destroyed, the *physical* book is gone, but the intellectual
content is saved. If you transcribe a book in heiroglyphs on a wall,
or a billboard, it's still a book: i.e. a discrete intellectual work.
If a book exists only on a diskette, or a hard drive, it's still a
book. How about binding a bunch of old floppy discs together and
writing on their surfaces?
Can you tell I'm a librarian and a cataloguer at that? Recently, we
have begun cataloguing "virtual" books. These are texts that exist only
on the Web (unless one prints them out) I have a little problem with
this concept myself, but so far, it seems to work! (Some government
in an effort to save printing costs, are mounting their reports on the
> > The definition of what a book is is simple:
> > A book consists of a number of peice of paper sewn together, and bound
> > with a cover.
Heat Transfers: Don't know if this would help, but there is special
for jet printers and a *different* special paper for copiers that allow
to transfer the image to textiles. Jet printers are preferred to laser
printers for this process. I assume it would work on transferring to
but I don't know.