Accumulation of wear and tear in archival and library collections. Part II: an epidemiological study

  title={Accumulation of wear and tear in archival and library collections. Part II: an epidemiological study},
  author={Cristina Duran-Casablancas and Josep Grau-Bov{\'e} and Tom Fearn and Matija Strli{\vc}},
  journal={Heritage Science},
This paper proposes a new approach to collection surveying based on epidemiology, the discipline that describes and explains disease patterns in populations. In epidemiology the focus of attention lies not only on the occurrence of a disease but also on the characteristics of the individuals which might play a role in the occurrence of the disease. To explore the applicability of epidemiology to heritage collections, we take as example the study of the occurrence and accumulation of wear and… Expand
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