6 thoughts on “We Got Ourselves A Reader

  1. Bertie Blenkinsop

    When they built those apartments I thought “nobody will buy a gaff looking over a graveyard”. I was clearly never smart or ballsy

  2. Sarah K

    There’s a reason public libraries are closed and it’s not just because of people circulating.

    From the NEDCC’s website:
    The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) recommends a 72-hour quarantine of collection items as the safest and most effective way to disinfect them after handling by staff and patrons.

    For specific material types, a quarantine period of less than 72 hours may be appropriate. A study published as a Correspondence in the New England Journal of Medicine on March 17, 2020 (https://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/) shows that COVID-19 will persist on cardboard surfaces for 24 hours and on plastic surfaces for up to 72 hours. Based on this research, an appropriate quarantine time for paper or plain cardboard products would be a minimum of 24 hours, while an appropriate quarantine time for books covered in polyester (e.g. Mylar) or other plastics, as well as plastic-based materials such as CD’s and DVD’s, is 72 hours. A 72-hour quarantine is appropriate for any other type of collection item or any item about which a curator is uncertain.” https://www.nedcc.org/free-resources/preservation-leaflets/3.-emergency-management/3.5-disinfecting-books

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