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Old 04-21-2017, 04:28 AM   #33736
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I am not sure if that is so positive, given all the nasty stuff that makes a home in guano.
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:32 AM   #33737
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:36 AM   #33738
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I am not sure if that is so positive, given all the nasty stuff that makes a home in guano.
I imagine it's one of those weird traditions. However:

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The bats, Campbell writes, “leave a thin layer of droppings over everything. So each morning the floors have to be thoroughly cleaned…and the furniture has to be covered at night.”
That's the thing with working in libraries which are either super old, super quirky or both. There's a lot more work involved. Not too sure what things are like in Portugal, but in the UK we have a lot of laws protecting bats and it can be very difficult to legally get rid of them.
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:38 AM   #33739
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Maybe nasty stuff depends on the species.

Also, the guano could be used to fertilise the decorative plants
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:46 AM   #33740
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Bats, you say?
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:09 AM   #33741
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That's the thing with working in libraries which are either super old, super quirky or both. There's a lot more work involved. Not too sure what things are like in Portugal, but in the UK we have a lot of laws protecting bats and it can be very difficult to legally get rid of them.
Oh i am sure.... and i am also sure this is a cleverly written article to turn an unfortunate thing into a bonus.

"Yeah, we know bats and their droppings are potentially lethal to humans, but really they are pest control, keeping those Moths out of the library"

What is a deadly disease between friends, when you can protect the old books?!

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Maybe nasty stuff depends on the species.

Also, the guano could be used to fertilise the decorative plants
Well.. at least the CDC doesn't seem to think there is a difference...

I get the impression the CDC considers bat droppings to be so hazardous that you shouldn't even be near it. Proximity alone seems to require health checks.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:22 AM   #33742
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Oh Ishan, you take things so seriously sometimes!

/cue Ishan taking this comment very seriously indeed.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:29 AM   #33743
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It's the CDC. It's literally their job to be overly cautious about any sort of diseases. I'd be more than willing to bet people are more likely to catch something nasty from other sources than bats.

I mean honestly you can buy bat houses here in Washington to view them if you want. They aren't disease spewing death machines flying around everywhere. They can be dangerous but so is driving in a car every day. Just be smart and you'll probably be safe.

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Old 04-21-2017, 05:32 AM   #33744
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Oh Ishan, you take things so seriously sometimes!
I blame my heritage... as quarter prussian i have to be super serial...
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:35 AM   #33745
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I'm thinking hypochondriac or paranoia. Considering your knife comment about six or so months ago.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:37 AM   #33746
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It's the CDC. It's literally their job to be overly cautious about any sort of diseases. I'd be more than willing to bet people are more likely to catch something nasty from other sources than bats.
I get quite concerned about books sometimes. The number of times I've seen staff and students cough/sneeze on books is startling. I imagine library books are chock full of germs.

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I blame my heritage... as quarter prussian i have to be super serial...
Yes, it's in your blood! I don't eat cereal, but I did it would be Cheerios. I like how they taste but I think cereal is weird.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:41 AM   #33747
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I get quite concerned about books sometimes. The number of times I've seen staff and students cough/sneeze on books is startling. I imagine library books are chock full of germs.
E-Books contain no germs. It's time to throw out those dirty and nasty books!

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Old 04-21-2017, 05:47 AM   #33748
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E-Books contain no germs. It's time to throw out those dirty and nasty book!
I once argued at uni that there will be libraries in the future with no physical books. Got a lot of death stares.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:58 AM   #33749
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I feel like libraries will probably just fade away or physical books will become some niche hobby or collectible in the future. It's not that uncommon to see libraries diversify and offer incentives for people to actually come into them. At some point the convenience of E-Books and the ease of obtaining information on the internet will completely eclipse and devour the need for physical books.

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Old 04-21-2017, 06:04 AM   #33750
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I imagine library books are chock full of germs.
I found the outside to be chock full of germs as well. Its why i try to avoid it.
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