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Re: [BKARTS] Markings on textblock

Don't remove them.  Provenance is an important item in the history
of a book, or other artifact.

If a book is worth keeping, whether in a circulating library or in
special collections, it is worthwhile to retain the record of ownership.


>(snip) I recently received the following question from a librarian at
a college library:
>"I would like to request some advice on a book cleaning problem:
>We received a donation of books from another library that we are now in
>the process of preparing for circulation. One of the issues is removing
>the previous library's markings (snip)

>Kim Avagliano
>Monmouth County Library
>Manalapan, NJ 07726

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