Saturday, 14 September 2013

FYI: those white cotton gloves

WDYTYA is fond of showing their featured personalities donning white gloves to handle original materials. It's good television I suppose. But it isn't necessarily good archival practice. That's according to information from the University of Reading and the British Library referenced at
Knowing this probably won't help when you encounter a worker bee employee at an archives paid and required to follow the institutions protocol rather than think.

1 comment:

Audrey Collins said...

It's not just the BL and Reading University. Did you see this recent post on The National Archives blog?