Sunday, December 28, 2014

Things That Upset A Librarian

I have just watched an episode of 60 minutes in which they tour the Vatican Library.  60 Minutes' Morley Safer and Vatican library curator Timothy Janz wandered around picking up books, bibles manuscripts all with their BARE hands!!  I could not believe it, in all the archives and libraries in our area if you handle something that is over 75 years old or fragile you have to wear cotton gloves so the dirt and oil on your hands does not get on the paper you are handling and here they are just thumbing thru thousand year old documents bare handed.  In most area archives if you were caught without gloves on handling books etc., besides being ejected from the building, you would have your fingers cut off.

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