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Subject: Electron beam irradiation

Electron beam irradiation

From: Linda Ayres <layres>
Date: Friday, January 4, 2002
Eliza Gilligan <gilligane [at] sil__si__edu> writes

>... Have others encountered
>these results with irradiated mail?  Has the practice of irradiating
>mail changed any procedures?  In particular for libraries, how has
>this affected your Inter Library Loan program?

In response to your inquiry about electronic beam radiation: Mount
Vernon sent in October some slides to a curator at the National
Gallery of Art. They just arrived, having been irradiated, and the
slides were totally ruined.

Linda Ayres, Mount Vernon

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