Posts tagged contradiction

Library statement contradicted by digitization and digital distribution.

From the back matter of Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by A Square (Edwin A. Abbott, 1885). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 21, 2007.

Bookplate of Hamilton Grammar School (Directions—“To be returned to the Teacher at the close of each term”—unfollowed).

From the front matter of A Hand-Book to Accompany the Eclectic System of Penmanship by Langdon Shook Thompson (1870). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 26, 2008. 

Marbled paper in high contrast black and white, with color example on facing page. Contradicted library statement: “This book is not to be taken from the library.”

From the back matter of Serpent and Siva Worship and Mythology in Central America, Africa, and Asia: and, The Origin of Serpent Worship by Hyde Clarke and Charles Staniland Wake (1877). Original from Harvard University. Digitized January 4, 2008. 

Library statements contradicted by digitization and digital distribution.

From the back matter of Miscellanies: The Life of Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great by Henry Fielding (1743). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 23, 2007.

"This immediately reminded me of my elementary school librarian, who would constantly ‘shh’ students whispering, scold students with overdue books, and run her library like a military boot camp."

Submitted by Nelly Stavro, of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Hypermedia: Futures of Reading.

From the back matter of Thoughts on Popery by William Nevins (1836). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 13, 2007.

"In class, we briefly discussed the idea of digitized books as a sort of time capsule. … A slip of paper stamped with the word ‘storage’ has been placed inside of this book. I can’t help but wonder when it was placed into storage, who made the decision to put it there, and why. Was the material considered too outdated to be of use? Was it collecting dust from lack of use? Did they run out of room on the shelves?"

Submitted by Catherine Hanson, of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Hypermedia: Futures of Reading.

From the back matter of A Manual of the Theory and Practice of Equine Medicine by James Brodie Gresswell and Albert Gresswell (1885). Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Digitized February 20, 2009.

"‘Tis not quite the solar system."

Submitted by mercadoc of John Crooks’s UC Irvine course Digital Media: Current Directions

From the back matter of British Encyclopedia by William Nicholson (1819). Original from Harvard University. Digitized Jan 31, 2008.

“‘NOT TO LEAVE THE LIBRARY’ messages, on the library cards in the back. Given that the checkout card is blank, I don’t think that’s been much of a problem.”

Submitted by Sam Manno, of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Hypermedia: Futures of Reading.

From the back matter of The Literary Works of Leonardo da Vinci, v.1, ed. John Paul Richter (1883). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 21, 2008.