About Library Stamps

Introduction

Library Stamps is a blog about Library Stamps and everything related. They are strange things. On the one hand they are annoying, because they seem to shout out: “This book don’t belong to you. Remember that.” On the other hand they have a certain appeal. For centuries librarians thought about those stamps, they produced papers about the right way to stamp, they stamped millions of books. For some it’s part of their professional identity to stamp books. Why? Why not? What will happen now, in the “Internet age”? We’ll try to find out.

Karsten Schuldt, holds a PhD (Dr.) in Library Science by the Humboldt University of Berlin and works as a fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) of the Swiss Institute for Information Science, University of Applied Science Chur (Schweizerisches Institut für Informationswissenschaft, HTW Chur). He also acts as editor of the LIBREAS. Library Ideas.

Eliane Blumer, holds a bilingual Bachelor in Information Science by the Haute école de gestion in Geneva. Currently, she is working as research and teaching assistant within the same institution and as a librarian at the Bibliothèque de Genève.

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