We Might Finally Be Able to Read Ancient Scrolls Damaged By Vesuvius Eruption | Gizmodo #manuscripts #science #libraries #archeology


Pompeii has the best press, but the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD also buried the town of Herculaneum. Charred scrolls were recovered from the town library in 1752, and Italian scientists just discovered it might be possible to use X-ray technology to read them. Their findings were published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. READ MORE: We Might Finally Be Able to Read Ancient Scrolls Damaged By Vesuvius Eruption | Gizmodo

Recent #Terrorism, #Disaster and #Transparency Events Related to #Publishing, #Libraries, #Archives and #Museums


A worrying trend. A way for ordinary citizens to challenge ignorance, censorship, intellectual freedom and freedom of speech is simply to stay informed and be aware of recent events:

From 2014

Twitter Unveils Emergency Alert System | Mashable


Twitter on Wednesday announced Twitter Alerts, a new system that enables public institutions and NGOs to send out emergency alerts via text message and push notifications in times of crisis. Users can sign up to receive emergency notifications from specific accounts, and will receive a text or push notification when that account sends a tweet it labels as an alert.

See the full story: Twitter Unveils Emergency Alert System | Mashable.

For Disaster Preparedness: Pack A Library Card? | NPR


In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, libraries in New York helped the storm’s victims turn a new page. Librarians helped thousands of people fill out relief forms, connect to the Internet and make plans to rebuild.

Quotable: “People are finding in the wake of the natural disasters that we’ve seen — lots and lots of flooding and hurricanes and storms and tornadoes — that getting the library up and running with Internet connectivity or air conditioning or clean bathrooms or a place that you can plug in your phone really has benefit to a community that’s in a recovery situation[.]”

See the full story:  For Disaster Preparedness: Pack A Library Card? | NPR.

A Digital How-To for Disaster Preparedness | Mashable


A Digital How-To for Disaster Preparedness | Mashable

The article covers:

  1. The Basics
  2. Where Are Your Loved Ones
  3. The Necessities: Food, Water and Shelter
  4. Electricity, Light and Heat
  5. Stay Informed

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Thousands of rare, second-hand books destroyed by Calgary flood waters | Calgary | News | Calgary Sun


Thousands of rare, second-hand books destroyed by Calgary flood waters | Calgary | News | Calgary Sun.