My opinion in this matter is, that the libraries should primarily be
   there for us, the public. They are generally funded with OUR tax money
   in the first place. Major libraries have understood this, and digitize
   their holdings big time. We live, after all, in 2018 and not in 1980!
   Its in their own interest to conserve the fragile manuscripts by
   digitizing. Those small libraries that are trying to make a buck from
   the probably extremely FEW orders they get, are just moving backwards
   into the future. From recent examples we see that their prices are
   prohibitive, and they are in fact only HINDERING the access to their
   holding. Old-fashioned, prohibitive and retro thinking IMHO.
    Reality check.


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