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Flutkatastrophe und polnische Bibliotheken

Liebe Liste,
ich bitte um Vergebung, dass ich eine der auch sonst lesenswerten
mailing-list "Museum Security Mailinglist" vom 1.8.
(vgl. http://museum-security.org/)
entnommene Nachricht weiterleite, auch wenn sie bereits anderweitig
bekannt geworden sein sollte und nicht im strengen Sinn das Thema dieser
Liste betrifft.

Freundliche Gruesse
Dr. Klaus Graf
(forwarded from bibcanlib-l
From:             Piotr Pienkowski <pp4 _at__ acsu.buffalo.edu>
Subject:               Floods in Poland destroy libraries

I'm very sorry for any cross-listings

Dear Friends,
You might have heard about the floods that for the past three weeks
have been ravaging in southern and western Poland, So far there have
been 56 victims of the floods, more than a hundred thousand people
were left homeless, more than a hundred cities, towns and villages
were completely devastated and more than 10% of the country's
territory were lay barren. The floods are still affecting a large part
of the country and the damages run into millions of US dollar. I am
writing to you to ask you for an assistance you could possibly offer
to university and public libraries in Poland that in the past three
weeks sustained a considerable damage due to floods and torrential
rains, worst in the history of Poland. The cities which suffered most
were Opole and Wroclaw in the western part of Poland. Specific damages
sustained by university and public libraries there are as follows:
Wroclaw: 1. Main University Library: 7 thousand volumes were destroyed
2. Faculty of Law Library, Wroclaw University: 30 thousand books and
journals were flooded 3. School of Medcine: 50 thousand books and
journals were flooded 4. School of Theology (the town of Nysa): more
than four thousand prints and manuscripts from the 17th and 18th
centuries were flooded. 
Opole: 1. Main university Library: 180 thousand books and journals 
were flooded 2. Main Public Library: about 25 thousand books were 
damaged.  Some of the flooded collections were transferred to other 
libraries in Poland where there were frozen and await drying and 
other renovation procedures. 
The most pressing needs are: 1. vacuum chambers to dry books and 
journals 2. quartz lamps 3. driers 4. chemicals and other materials 
to dry and renovate books 5. financial resources to implement 
renovation process, to renovate buildings and to replace damaged 
facilities.  As the director of Polish Academic Information Center 
operating at the University at Buffalo I am in a daily contact with 
the Polish National Library in Warsaw which coordinates the rescue 
operation. If you would like to learn more about the current 
situation in Poland in respect of floods and damages please access 
http://wings.buffalo.edu/inf-poland/mourn.html or 
http://www.flooding.pl If you would like to learn more about the 
Polish Academic Information Center please access: 
http://wings.buffalo.edu/inf-poland I will be very happy to provide 
you with any additional information you may require and to facilitate 
your contacts with the libraries in Poland.

Sincerely yours
Piotr Pienkowski
Polish Academic Information Center
Jagiellonian University, Krakow
State University of New York at Buffalo
SUNY at Buffalo
825 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, N.Y. 14260
tel (716) 645 6569
fax (716) 645 3888
e-mail: pp4 _at__ acsu.buffalo.edu
mirror site: http://academic-info.uj.edu.pl

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