Library Damages Atlas. A tool for assessing damage

TitelLibrary Damages Atlas. A tool for assessing damage
Auteursde Valk, Marijn
ReekstitelArmarium. Publicaties voor erfgoedbibliotheken
Aantal pagina's164
UitgeverVlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheken
SamenvattingThe Library Damage Atlas is a tool used in undertaking a damage assessment of library collections according to the Universal Procedure for Library Assessment (UPLA), a statistical model developed in 2013 by the Flanders Heritage Libraries (Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheken).

UPLA provides insight into the state and accessibility of library materials for consultation, based on random sampling. The two basic principles are the extent of the types of damage indicated and the degree to which there is a risk of material loss or new or further damage when books are consulted. Included within UPLA and in this damage atlas are the most important types of damage which can trigger conservation measures.

Twenty-two types of damage profiles are described in this atlas, divided into four groups:
A - Damage to the book cover: the outside of a book
B - Damage to the book construction: a book's opening and closing mechanism
C - Damage to the book block: the actual information medium, on parchment or paper
D - Biological damage: mould and pest damage

For each of the twenty-two damage categories the assessment is always carried out in exactly the same way, in three steps. The first step is to determine the type of damage. In the second step we look at the extent of the damage and determine whether it is moderate or serious. Once the damage has been determined and its seriousness established, it can be judged whether the book is still able to be consulted.
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  • 03-09-2019