Apparently the article "The Advantages of Low Relative Humidity" in the February issue (p. 15) gave the impression that research results are conflicting. This is not the case: research results uniformly support recommendations of low RH. But most recommendations that you hear from experts are high, and they do not agree with each other, because by and large they are based an tradition, rather than research. Each expert relates to a different tradition. There seems to be no pressure from any quarter to reach agreement on this matter, or to justify recommendations on the basis of research by scientists or curators, except within the NISO committee working on environmental conditions.
The reference in the last line of p. 50 in the last issue should be to the May 1989 issue of this Newsletter, where the continuous process leafcaster of Museum Services is described.
On p. 52 or the June issue, there is an announcement of publication of Proceedings of the International Symposium: Conservation in Archives (Ottawa, May 10-12, 1988). The ordering information was not clear at the time. It should have said clearly that the money should be sent, in German Marks, to the French address given for the International Council on Archives. K.G. Saur doesn't know anything about it.
The address for Paper Technologies that should have been on p. 50 of the last issue is 25801 Obrero, Suite 4, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (714/768-7497).
Amparo Torres's address was given wrong in the last issue: it should be 212 New Mark Esplanade, Rockville, MD 20850.
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