The Bibliothek für bildungsgeschichtliche Forschung (Library for research of the history of education) grew out of the Lehrerbibliothek (Teachers library) and hosts an ever grwoing collection of material about the history of education, especially for the german speaking countries. The library is situated in the middle of Berlin, at the Warschauer Strasse, right between the boroughs of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, both know for its student population. Therefore the library is kind of an insiders tip for studing, as most of the other Berlin libraries are much bigger. The library stamp itself is contrary to that quite simple, just name and city.
- The interesting thing here is the ink used for the stamps. For some reason the library use an ink that doesn’t hold on most of the papers. Therefore nearly every recent stamp is more or less blurred. It is even worse on the printed journals, where the blue ink is often used on colorful covers and sometimes kind of vanishes.
Inasmuch the idea of using the same ink for every stamp persistently is a common pratice in libraries, it can sometime backfire as one not so good decision can affect the whole library. Maybe that’s one of the leasons here.