Microclimate Monitoring Analyses Correlated for Risk Management of the Folklore Archive’s Paper Collection

Simileanu, Monica; Chelmuş, Alexandru; Rădvan, Roxana (Articol)

“The current paper takes into study the microclimate conditions and their impact on the paper collection belonging to the archive of the Romanian Academy’s „C. Brăiloiu” Institute of Ethnography and Folklore, assessing the dynamics of t and RH during the course of a full yearly cycle. The microclimate data compared are collected for two scenarios: one in which the storage rooms were rarely accessed and one with a regular basis human resources access. Control of temperature and relative humidity is the critical feature in the preservation of archival collections. Although the T an RH correct values are still disputed, the general recommendation is a constant temperature no higher than 21°C and a constant value of the relative humidity chosen from 30% to 50%. Research indicates that relative humidity at the lower end of this range is preferable since deterioration then progresses at a slower rate.”

Cuvinte cheie: conservation, dust, microclimate, paper archive, relative humidity, temperature, and temperature dynamics

Revista de etnografie și folclor / Journal of Ethnography and Folklore

2015, nr. 1-2, p. 209-216