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themindofaconservator:

conservethis:

5daysofpreservation:

nyupreservation:

Today in the lab, we’re reviewing highlighted and underlined books to determine whether they need to be replaced or can continue to circulate. The books shown here are so excessively marked up that they will be withdrawn and replaced with new copies. 
And while books that have been marked with pencil can be cleaned up with erasers, the process of evaluating and erasing takes time and staff resources, in addition to keeping the books out of circulation where they belong. 
So please, please, pretty please…don’t write in library books! Take notes on a separate sheet of paper, type notes on your computer, or scan/photocopy the pages you wish to annotate & mark up the copy. Your library’s staff and your fellow patrons will thank you!

Highlighters are evil. More evil than tape.

ಠ_ಠ

There is a special place in hell for people who draw in Library books.

amen
Jul 30, 2014 / 53 notes

themindofaconservator:

conservethis:

5daysofpreservation:

nyupreservation:

Today in the lab, we’re reviewing highlighted and underlined books to determine whether they need to be replaced or can continue to circulate. The books shown here are so excessively marked up that they will be withdrawn and replaced with new copies. 

And while books that have been marked with pencil can be cleaned up with erasers, the process of evaluating and erasing takes time and staff resources, in addition to keeping the books out of circulation where they belong. 

So please, please, pretty please…don’t write in library books! Take notes on a separate sheet of paper, type notes on your computer, or scan/photocopy the pages you wish to annotate & mark up the copy. Your library’s staff and your fellow patrons will thank you!

Highlighters are evil. More evil than tape.

ಠ_ಠ

There is a special place in hell for people who draw in Library books.

amen

On the whole, art should not be explained; it must be experienced. But by means of words it is possible to help others to experience it…
Steen Eiler Rasmussen, Experiencing Architecture (MIT Press, 1964). (via caravaggista)
Jul 30, 2014 / 134 notes
Jul 28, 2014 / 517 notes

Baptistry of Neon 20.07.2014Ravenna, Italy
Jul 28, 2014 / 141 notes
Baptistry of Neon 
20.07.2014
Ravenna, Italy

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Jul 28, 2014 / 8,707 notes
fleurdulys:

The chains of the Caucasus Mountains - Ivan Aivazovsky
1869
Jul 26, 2014 / 383 notes

fleurdulys:

The chains of the Caucasus Mountains - Ivan Aivazovsky

1869

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Jul 26, 2014 / 38 notes

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oupacademic:

If you like your quotations covered in chocolate then why not indulge in some more of our delicious language treats? 
Jul 24, 2014 / 110 notes

oupacademic:

If you like your quotations covered in chocolate then why not indulge in some more of our delicious language treats

How many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn’t pull the trigger?
Virginia Woolf, Selected Essays. (via wordsnquotes)

(via artparasites)

Jul 24, 2014 / 12,999 notes
suedetaxi:

“Music is the tonal reflection of beauty.” ― Duke Ellington
Jul 23, 2014 / 261 notes

suedetaxi:

Music is the tonal reflection of beauty.” 
― Duke Ellington