Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper by Nicholson Baker

By Nicholson Baker

The ostensible objective of a library is to maintain the published notice. yet for 50 years our country’s libraries–including the Library of Congress–have been doing simply the other, destroying thousands of ancient newspapers and exchanging them with microfilm copies which are tricky to learn, lack the entire colour and caliber of the unique paper and illustrations, and go to pot with age.

With meticulous detective paintings and Baker’s recognized explanatory energy, Double Fold unearths a mystery heritage of microfilm lobbyists, former CIA brokers, and warehouses the place beneficial data are destroyed with a computer known as a guillotine. Baker argues passionately for renovation, even cashing in his personal retirement account to save lots of one vital archive–all twenty hundreds it. Written the bright narrative type that Nicholson Baker lovers have come to count on, Double Fold is a persuasive and infrequently devastating publication which can develop into The Jungle of the yankee library method.

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This includes the name of the physical property which was measured by the sensor and the units in which it is measured. Often the units are defined implicitly in the way the system processes the measurement value. Spatial Location x. This is the position in space to which the measured physical property refers. In many cases the spatial location is not given explicitly and is instead defined implicitly as the position of the sensor element [2] . Time Instant t. This is the time when the physical property was measured.

2 σ m=1 m ∑ Since the sources Sm all supply the same piece of information, then y1 = y = y2 = . . = yM , σ1 = σ = σ2 = . . = σM , and thus 2 σML = σ 2 /M . yML = y , The 1/M reduction in uncertainty is clearly incorrect: it occurs because the node F assumes that each (ym , σm2 ), m ∈ {1, 2, . . , M}, represents an independent piece of information. In the method of covariance intersection we solve this problem by fusing the measurements ym , m ∈ {1, 1, . . , M}, using a weighted maximum likelihood estimate.

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