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Invisible ink

From: Karen L. Pavelka <pavelka<-at->
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009
On behalf of a colleague Nicole Hayes
<nicole [at] ica-artconservation__org> writes

>    I was at a symposium recently and one of the speakers
>    recommended rare books be marked with invisible ink (visible
>    under UV light) so as to be traceable.  He assured the audience
>    that these inks were archival, and called them "Identi-kits."

Several years ago Kurt Johnson, a student at the School of
Information, wrote an excellent paper on invisible inks,
concentrating on their use in espionage and the military.  It is a
34 page paper with a 4 page bibliography and contains some material
that is difficult to find.  The paper was never published, but Kurt
is willing to share it.  You can reach him at:

    Kurt Johnson <kurtidoj<-at->yahoo<.>com>

Karen L. Pavelka
The School of Information
The University of Texas at Austin
1616 Guadalupe D8600
Austin TX 78701-1213
Fax: 512-471-8285

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:20
                 Distributed: Sunday, December 6, 2009
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Received on Thursday, 3 December, 2009

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