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TAPPI Library is an
Industry Resource
A multi-faceted collection makes the TAPPI Information
Resource Library a unique asset for the industry.
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With a focus on papermaking history and technical information, the TAPPI
Information Resource Library has taken a
tremendous amount of effort to organize and
curate. It is located in a dedicated space at the
TAPPI Headquarters building in Peachtree
Corners, GA. Under the leadership of TAPPI
President Larry Montague, the multiyear
project was initiated in 2008 to reassemble
a collection of TAPPI products and general
technical and historical materials. This process is still on-going.
The library has the usual industry-specific
journals and books, plus a large collection of
past TAPPI conference proceedings, course
notes, and training material. It also has a
small but important collection of historical
books, some dating back into the 1800s. One
particularly unique aspect is the library's collection of company or institute history and
anniversary books; this collection exceeds
50 volumes.
After several years of organizing, most of
the collection is now catalogued and searchable online. TAPPI uses a web-based system
called LibraryThing, which is designed for
small libraries, is easy to use and keep current, and offers online browser access. To
search the library catalog, go to the TAPPI
home page (tappi.org), enter the term
"library" in the search box, and a link will be
provided to the Information Resource Library
page; or open the members page to find a link
to the Information Resource Library.
Much of the library has come from
industry and individual donations TAPPI
has accrued over many years. "We want to
make sure that the library remains a true
resource, with a carefully curated collection
that showcases our industry's rich history,"
says TAPPI Librarian Marlene Harris. "That's
why we must be very selective about what we
can accept."
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The TAPPI Information Resource Library features a varied collection of historical books and documents.

A PEEK INTO THE STACKS
Volumes in the TAPPI library include the
rare book collection donated by the late James
d'A. Clark. Some members of the industry
will recall that Clark wrote the well-known
textbook Pulp Technology and Treatment
for Paper. He was also the 1963 recipient of
the TAPPI Gold Medal. His collection was
donated to TAPPI in 1983, just a few years
before his passing.
James Clark was an avid collector of historical books on pulp and paper topics. He also
had a passion for the subject of handmade
paper and collected rare and limited-edition
books on the subject. His collection includes
many handmade paper samples from various

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parts of the globe. Included in the donation
was a collection of Dard Hunter first edition
books as well as limited-edition hand printed
books on papermaking.
One recent and significant donation is a
collection of Paper Trade Journal magazines
dated from 1878 to 1924. These issues were
saved from destruction by Rich Townley,
Middletown, OH, a long-time TAPPI member and collector of historical papermaking
and engineering books. With this generous
donation, TAPPI now has one of the largest
collections of PTJ in any library, only missing
a few early years and the last two and a half
years of publication. (Learn more about this
donation on page 29 of this issue.)
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - November/December 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Rebuilds and Conversions
Proud to be a Papermaker
The New Cascades
Operational Data Helps Mills Meet Challenges
Papermaking Best Practices with Vacuum-Dewatering Systems: Part 2
TAPPI Library is an Industry Resource
Managing the Decline of Graphic Paper Demand
TAPPI Journal Summaries
2017 PPI Awards Finalists
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Intro
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover1
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Setpoint
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Over the Wire
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Rebuilds and Conversions
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Proud to be a Papermaker
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 27
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 28
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 29
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - The New Cascades
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 31
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 32
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 33
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Operational Data Helps Mills Meet Challenges
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 35
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 36
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 37
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Papermaking Best Practices with Vacuum-Dewatering Systems: Part 2
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 39
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Managing the Decline of Graphic Paper Demand
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 41
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 43
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 44
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 45
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 2017 PPI Awards Finalists
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 47
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - TAPPI News
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - ASPI News
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover3
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover4
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