The Career Risks of Scrutinizing the Physical Side of Books

Tom Cogill for The Chronicle

R. Carter Hailey's frustrating attempts to find a job in academe raise the question of whether universities have a place for bibliographers anymore.
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On paper, R. Carter Hailey's scholarship is exceptional. A leading expert on papermaking and early modern printing, Mr. Hailey just spent a year as a research fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, studying the paper stocks used in...

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