Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sniffing Books: What the smell of books says about their state of decay

by Kathryn Hadley The smell of old books and historic documents can explain a lot about their condition and help to identify those most in need of preservation according to the latest research by a team led by Matija Strlic from University College London's Centre for Sustainable Heritage state of decay. The results of the study were published on September 17th in a paper entitled ‘Material


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