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Re: When bad things happen to good books.



As I said before
Librarians who deface books and fine plates in books are the
main enemy.

There are much better ways to protect books and artifacts
from theft
without mindlessly destroying their value.  In my view, a
librarian, who is
supposed to be the steward and custodian of the library,
does not have
the right to destroy or deface a book that has been
purchased with
public or private funding.

As Snoopy said: "We have met the enemy and it is us"
Art

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Arend <mwarend@INTERNETWIS.COM>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
<BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2000 3:56 AM
Subject: Re: When bad things happen to good books.


>At 08:46 AM 3/15/00 -0000, you wrote:
>>In my opinion, the worst enemy of books have been the
>>librarians
>>themselves, who in the past regularly defaced books by
>>tearing out
>>the title page when discarding a book, and who often put
>>numerous
>>library ink stamps on plates, etc.
>
>Speaking as a librarian, we sometimes stamp plates to make
them less
>desirable so they don't get stolen.
>
>
>Mark W. Arend, Scoutmaster              Outside of a dog a
book is
>Troop 736                                    Man's best
friend.  Inside
>Beaver Dam, Wisc.                            of a dog it's
too dark
>                                             to read.
>                                                 --Groucho
Marx
>

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