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Subject: How to Protect Rare Books and Manuscripts From the Ravages of Climate Change
From: PeterK <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 17 May 2018 14:26:10 -0500

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Centuries of written history are at risk of being damaged by climate
change. Yet archivists, the stewards of this history, have sometimes been
slow to wake up to the danger.

This history, in the form of manuscripts, codices, printed books, and other
material artifacts, is kept in expensive and well-ventilated university
collections; it is tucked in crumpling cardboard boxes under the desks of
local librarians; it sits crammed into the storage cupboards of city
governments. Some documents attract scholars from around the world, while
others hold scant interest beyond hobbyist historians. Many are

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