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Subject: Survey data needed

Survey data needed

From: Randy Silverman <librhs>
Date: Monday, May 4, 1992
A colleague and I are involved in creating a model for mathematically
predicting book deterioration patterns based on the geographic location
of the holding in situation.  We seem to have found a really interesting
pattern that is revealed in three brittle book surveys, but we need more
data to see if our hypothesis holds true.

If you have conducted a brittle book survey in your library, please help
us.  We are only looking for the percentage of the whole library
collection that was found to be brittle, as measured by four
double-folds or less.  All we need is: (1) the percentage of the
collection found to be brittle, (2) how many total books were surveyed,
(3) how many double-folds were used in assessing brittleness, (4) the
name and address of the institution surveyed, and (5) your name,
address, phone and E-mail address in case we need to ask further
questions.  Thanks in advance for your contribution.  Randy Silverman

Randy Silverman
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

                  Conservation DistList Instance 5:55
                    Distributed: Friday, May 8, 1992
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Received on Monday, 4 May, 1992

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