Speaking of theft, here's news from Paris of a theft on a very grand scale, where the curator of the French National Library (Michel Garel, an internationally known expert on Hebrew texts) is accused of stealing over 30,000 books, many rare and irreplaceable.
So chaotic are the library's cataloguing and security systems it is impossible to know when books were stolen. Some may have been "lost" in an institution that houses 35 million objects. But a year-long investigation by the president of the BibliothÃ¨que Nationale de France (BNF) found the library had been systematically pillaged over many years.
More coverage from the AP.
Update: 06/28 17:04 EST by B:The accused, Michel Garel, claims it's not his fault in this UPI story.