From The Canberra Times:
Librarians at the Australian National University are busy stacking freezers, not shelves, in the wake of the massive deluge to swamp Canberra last weekend.
A pile of sodden rare books from the university’s Chifley Library are being stored in special freezers as librarians figure out the best way to preserve them.
Ms Missingham said the library would specifically look to preserve books and pamphlets that could not easily be found elsewhere in Australia.
“For us we are looking for material that is not held in any other library in Australia, or material that academics have identified as being very important.
[Librarian Roxanne] Missingham said it was too early to say exactly how badly the library had been impacted by the flood.
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