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Book on biodeterioration of paper and books

From: Victor R. Krym <ban>
Date: Monday, June 24, 1996
Yu. P. Nyuksha
Biodeterioration of Paper And Books
St.-Petersburg, 1994

    **** Moderator's comments:   This posting refers to the same
    book announced in Conservation DistList Instance: 8:1 (June 13,
    1994). This followup message (which has been heavily edited), is
    included primarily because there is a new address for obtaining
    the book.

The book  being  offered is devoted to one of the most important
aspects of library collections preservation,  namely  biological
deterioration  of  paper  and  books.  This is the most complete
study in the Russian national and foreign  literature  published by
the Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences.  It has been written
by Doctor of Biological Sciences,  Yuliya P.  Nyuksha, a
world-famous   scientist,   who  has  for  nearly  five  decades
assembled unique material working at conservation departments of
largest libraries at St.-Petersburg. ...

The book  is intended for scientific and practical workers,  for
librarians and curators, conservators and restorers, mycologists
and  microbiologists, all specialists concerned with protection
of cultural values.  It is written in two languages (Russian and
English)  and  contains  230  pages  of text with 41 figures and
references of 214 titles.

    Preservation of books as a library science problem
    Introduction
    Book-attacking fungi
    Mold contamination of paper
    Fungi colonization on paper
    Location of the mycelium in paper
    The "Diseases" of books and the mycosises
    Interaction within the system:
    fibrelike structure of paper and fungi mycelium
    Interaction between the fungi species on paper and books
    Biochemistry of paper deterioration
    Colouring fungi metabolites
    Fungal resistance and susceptibility of paper and books
    Protection of paper and books against fungal damage
    Conclusion
    References

Further details can be obtained by writing to: ban [at] info__rasl__spb__ru
with the subject 'for Victor Krym'.

Victor R. Krym
Bibliographer
Department of Document Conservation and Researches
the Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:3
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 27, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-10-3-014
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Received on Monday, 24 June, 1996

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