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Subject: Lecture on alternatives to Oddy tests

Lecture on alternatives to Oddy tests

From: Justine Posluszny Bello <justine<-a>
Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Please join us Thursday, October 2, 2014 for the presentation:

"Evaluating storage materials: alternatives to the Oddy test"
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington DC 20024

5-6pm   Reception
6-7pm   Speaker and roundtable discussion
        (discussion leaders to be announced)

The Library of Congress uses the traditional metal coupon-based Oddy
test to evaluate preservation materials and has begun developing a
paper-based alternative that uses a Whatman No.1 cellulosic sensor
to better relate test results to a paper-based collection.
Assessment of both the metal and paper sensors using multiple
analytical techniques allows for a comparison of the two methods and
their utility.  Investigations of what the metal corrosion products
and paper degradation products indicate about various preservation
materials will also be discussed.

Eric Breitung is a senior scientist at the Library of Congress and
is focusing on understanding how best to preserve and care for
digital media and information.  Eric is a PhD Chemist who worked
for 10 years in the Polymer Materials Lab of General Electric's R&D
facility, and has spent a year at both the Metropolitan Museum of
Art's and Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery's science

Enter the USHMM from either side of the building if before 5:30pm.
After 5:30pm enter on the Raoul Wallenberg (15th Street) side
entrance.  The conservation staff will be inside to direct you
downstairs to Classroom A.  Note that the museum exhibitions close
at 5:30 pm.

Transportation: The museum is near the Smithsonian stop of the
Orange and Blue Lines; take the Independence Avenue exit.  There is
limited street parking available.

This event is free to WCG members, $5 for guests and non-members.

For more information about this meeting or WCG, please visit


Justine Posluszny Bello
Senior Conservator
Conservation Solutions, Inc.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:17
               Distributed: Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Received on Monday, 22 September, 2014

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