Satellite meeting ”New techniques for old documents. Scientific examination methods in the service of preservation and book history"

When

16 – 18 August 2010

Where

Uppsala, Sweden

Description

The Rare Books and Manuscripts section and  the Preservation and Conservation Section will hold  a satellite meeting in conjunction to the IFLA World Library and Information Conference 2010. The satellite conference will take place on August 16-18, 2010 (visits on the 16th) at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

The theme for the satellite conference is: ”New techniques for old documents.  Scientific examination methods in the service of preservation and book history."

Within this theme we welcome papers on scientific techniques such as DNA, infrared spectroscopy, imaging techniques and micro x-ray fluorescence. All these techniques may be used in conservation treatments and material bibliographic issues such as the determination of animals for leathers, provenance through DNA-analysis, measuring paper strength, examination of pigments and inks for palimpsests and other documents, and ICR - (Intelligent Character recognition) for the recognition of hand-written text.

For more information: http://www.ub.uu.se/en/Just-now/Conferences-and-seminars/2010/IFLA-2010-Satellite-meeting/

Satellite Meeting, Rare Books and Special Collections, Sweden, Preservation, rare books, manuscripts

Last update: 21 September 2014