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Subject: Leaky roof

Leaky roof

From: Cathy Atwood <catwood>
Date: Friday, September 4, 1998
Eleanor Cook <cookei [at] conrad__appstate__edu> writes

>... In preparation we have covered the
>affected areas with 4 mil. plastic which drapes about halfway down
>each range; patrons can fairly easily lift the plastic to get to
>books.

I realize that patron access is a problem, and that a complete
covering of book stacks in plastic can lead to more mold.  However,
you'll want to change this configuration if there is a leak of any
volume.  I have often seen water diverted from the top of a range by
plastic and then bounce off the floor.  Books on the bottom shelf
(or even two shelves) get wet.  Even when there is carpet, it can
get saturated enough that water splashes up.

Cathy Atwood
Local Records Program, Missouri Secretary of State

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