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ReSent-Subject: Pitfalls of mail sterilization
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I thought the article below on the damage done to mail by new
sterilization
measures might be of interest to people involved in Interlibrary
Loan.  While this process isn't being done everywhere YET, the post
office
is understandably concerned about our safety.  I hope they can find a
happy
'medium.'

The article can be found on the Baltimore Sun web site at
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/health/bal-te.mail15jan15.story?coll

Representative quote:
"Typical of the kind of mail people are getting is what Arthur Wheelock,
an
art professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, found in his
mailbox recently: a seminar paper mailed by a graduate student last fall
that's so yellowed it "looks like she wrote it in 1903," he says. But
otherwise, he says, it's perfectly legible."

Daniel

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Daniel Cornwall
Government Publications/Technical Services Librarian
Alaska State Library
PO Box 110571
Juneau, AK 99811-0571
(907) 465-2927 ph
(907) 465-2665 fax
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]

Read why Internet-Only documents won't stay accessible to the public
< http://www.libraryjournal.com/digital_preservation.asp >.

Learn about the Alaska State Publications Program, a system that works
to
make state information available to Alaskans now and in the 22nd
Century.
See our web page at
< http://library.state.ak.us/asp/asp.html >.