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Subject: Paper Identification Database

Paper Identification Database

From: Istvan Kecskemeti <istvan.kecskemeti>
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2006
New partners needed: Paper Identification Database

In paper conservation education as well as in creating collection
management, conservation and preservation strategies, it is
essential to be able to identify and characterize historic and
modern paper materials in storage. The Paper Identification Database
collects data for historic paper characterisation and
identification. Not only data from water marks, but details of laid
and chain lines characteristic of handmade rag paper are also
documented. Size, colour and acidity measurements, fibre morphology
and pulp type as well as paper sizing and other components in paper
and detailed images have their places in the database.

The use of the database is free of charge. There are two user
categories: one for visitors and one for partners. Partners are
allowed to add data to the database. The database has been available
on the Internet at address <URL:> since
January 2006. At this early stage, we need new partners to join the
database network and to add new samples to the database.

The database is created by EVTEK University of Applied Sciences,
Finland, by Istvan Kecskemeti, head of paper conservation education,
istvan.kecskemeti [at] evtek__fi

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Istvan Kecskemeti
Head of paper conservation
EVTEK University of Applied Sciences
Institute of Art and Design
Lummetie 2b
01300 Vantaa
+358 20 7553435
Fax: +358 9 8237489

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:49
                  Distributed: Saturday, April 8, 2006
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Received on Thursday, 30 March, 2006

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