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proustitute:

Marcel Proust’s notebook, n.d. (source)

proustitute:

Marcel Proust’s notebook, n.d. (source)

Monday, April 25, 2011
wehadagoodrun:

Apparently there is a whole section of wooden book imposters here.

A friend of mine posted these, and I thought I’d reblog it along with my response to him since a lot of people don’t know what these are - I actually only learned about them this year when I started working at an academic library.
For the most part, I think these are usually used in academic libraries and this is why: they are called dummies and they are usually shelved with the journals. Journals change their names a lot. So, the dummies have the older journal names written on them so that you know you’re looking at the right one. People get confused or they only know an older name of a journal. For example, the Journal of the American Medical Association has changed its name often. It goes by JAMA now. So if you’re looking for that journal but don’t know that, you’re going to find a dummy marked “Journal of the American Medical Association” shelved with the JAMA journals.
They are also used for books and documents which may be published online or available in some other form. 

wehadagoodrun:

Apparently there is a whole section of wooden book imposters here.

A friend of mine posted these, and I thought I’d reblog it along with my response to him since a lot of people don’t know what these are - I actually only learned about them this year when I started working at an academic library.

For the most part, I think these are usually used in academic libraries and this is why: they are called dummies and they are usually shelved with the journals. Journals change their names a lot. So, the dummies have the older journal names written on them so that you know you’re looking at the right one. People get confused or they only know an older name of a journal. For example, the Journal of the American Medical Association has changed its name often. It goes by JAMA now. So if you’re looking for that journal but don’t know that, you’re going to find a dummy marked “Journal of the American Medical Association” shelved with the JAMA journals.

They are also used for books and documents which may be published online or available in some other form.