But I have mixed feelings. The library hasn’t photographed any of these mss, as far as I know. Indeed there doesn’t seem to be a full list of them, even. They have just one (!) manuscript online. I suspect that readers have been prevented from photographing them. One scholar, when I queried why they weren’t online, suggested that it was good for scholars to have to travel to Karlsruhe to consult them! Frankly, it would be better if these mss were in hands that would record them and place them online. Perhaps the House of Baden would be agreeable to a proposal to do so!
I have written to various people suggesting that a few volunteers take digital cameras and record them. It will be interesting to see whether those involved would rather allow the ‘atrocity’ than allow people to photograph them.