Monitoring Deposited Dust in The Old Library, Trinity College Dublin
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:SMITH, A, GOODHUE, R and BIOLETTI, S., Monitoring Deposited Dust in The Old Library, Trinity College Dublin, International Preservation News, 53, 2011, 19 - 23
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A study is currently being undertaken to characterise the accumulation rate, distribution, particle size, type and source of dust in the Old Library, Trinity College Dublin, in order to investigate its impact on the collection of more than 300,000 books and manuscripts held there. The majority (approximately 200,000 books, dating from 15th ? 19th century) are held on open shelves in the Long Room and Gallery. As well as being a research facility, the Old Library is an exhibition space, and a major tourist attraction as home to a renowned medieval manuscript (the Book of Kells, c.800). It is open to the public seven days a week, almost year-round.
The International Centre [ IFLA ] publishes three times a year the newsletter, "International Preservation News" [ http://www.ifla.org/en/publications/international-preservation-news ], that reports on the preservation activities and events that support efforts to preserve materials in the world's libraries and archives. This publication is distributed free of charge by the Regional Centres to any library, institution, association or person interested in preservation and wishing to receive it. The PAC Regional Centres regularly contribute with articles.
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