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Subject: InkCor


From: Cindy Connelly Ryan <crya<-a>
Date: Friday, September 16, 2005
Gillian Boal <gboal [at] library__berkeley__edu> writes

>"Organic bath saves paper from decay
>Scavenging copper from ancient inks stops archives falling
>apart." by Jennifer Wild
>News from
>   "The InkCor process combines antioxidants and halides, to stop
>    the degradation, with alkalies to make the paper less acidic.
>Could anyone on the DistList speak to this and explain the process

There is a recent paper on this research available in the online
journal e-preservation science

It has more detail than the Nature article, and references two
forthcoming articles which appear to go into further depth.

Cindy Connelly Ryan
Library of Congress
Preservation Research and Testing Division
101 Independence Ave SE,
Washington DC 20540-4560

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