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Monitoring Deposited Dust in The Old Library, Trinity College Dublin
SMITH, ALLYSON; BIOLETTI, SUSAN; GOODHUE, ROBBIE
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.
Keyword(s): Environmental sciences; Library Preservation; Air Quality; Dust
Publication Date:
2011
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): SMITH, A, GOODHUE, R and BIOLETTI, S., Monitoring Deposited Dust in The Old Library, Trinity College Dublin, International Preservation News, 53, 2011, 19 - 23
Publisher(s): IFLA
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