Libraries and archives in historic buildings: predicting the effects of dampness

Watt, David and Colston, Belinda and Buelow, Anna (2002) Libraries and archives in historic buildings: predicting the effects of dampness. Library and Information Commission Reports, 138 . De Montfort University, Leicester. ISBN 1857213440

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Abstract

This report is based on research undertaken by an interdisciplinary team at De Montfort University, Leicester, on behalf of the Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries (Resource), over the period November 1999 to August 2002.

The findings of this research represent the first stage of a longer-term project with the aim of developing a predictive computer model for simulating the conditions within historic buildings and monuments used for library and archive purposes. Such a model would offer a means of diagnosing the effects that a single change might have on the well-being of a building and its contents, and assist in the future management and aftercare of these valuable resources.

The present report is limited to investigating and quantifying the effects of dampness on building fabric and paper-based collections, with the resulting data and information being used to compile a database of cause and effect that will be utilised in the design, initiation, and testing of the intended predictive model.

Item Type:Book or Monograph
Additional Information:This report is based on research undertaken by an interdisciplinary team at De Montfort University, Leicester, on behalf of the Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries (Resource), over the period November 1999 to August 2002. The findings of this research represent the first stage of a longer-term project with the aim of developing a predictive computer model for simulating the conditions within historic buildings and monuments used for library and archive purposes. Such a model would offer a means of diagnosing the effects that a single change might have on the well-being of a building and its contents, and assist in the future management and aftercare of these valuable resources. The present report is limited to investigating and quantifying the effects of dampness on building fabric and paper-based collections, with the resulting data and information being used to compile a database of cause and effect that will be utilised in the design, initiation, and testing of the intended predictive model.
Keywords:Preventive conservation, paper-based collections, Historic building conservation, Predictive modelling
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K250 Conservation of Buildings
W Creative Arts and Design > W160 Fine Art Conservation
F Physical Sciences > F110 Applied Chemistry
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:5125
Deposited By: Belinda Colston
Deposited On:29 Apr 2012 12:47
Last Modified:29 Apr 2012 12:47

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