I just talked to a co-worker at the library where I work, and she said that all the books on the shelves in these two pictures have been recycled, r.i.p. A paper recycling company was called in sometime around Xmas to pick them up over night, when no one was around. No one was told about it, except management. Around 400-450 hard-bound volumes of The Canadian Patent Office Record, all printed on archival, acid-free, rag-content paper, and dating back to 1890 for the earliest volumes, are all shredded! They didn’t even try to offer them to other libraries across Canada. Shame on the library, which shall remain nameless. It’s absolute corporate vandalism!
[This post is also archived in an addendum to the The Writing Hand post.]