NASA Technology Helps Preserve Vatican Manuscripts

March 2012
Information Management Journal;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p8
The article reports that the Vatican Library, one of the world's oldest libraries, is working to preserve its fragile documents with some help from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


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