|[aserl_coll_assess] Latest REALM Project Results||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)|
|Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 07:56:12 -0700 (PDT)|
ASERL Friends: In case you had not seen, OCLC is publicizing the latest results from the IMLS-funded REALM Project to test the viability of the coronavirus on different types of library materials. The latest results are available at https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/test2-results.html In short: 1. Coronavirus was detectable for up to two days in stacked archival folders; (i.e., not viable after two days) 2. Coronavirus was detectable for up to four days in braille pages, glossy book pages, and board book in stacked configurations (i.e., not viable after four days) 3. Coronavirus remained detectable in trace amounts after four days in stacked magazine pages ** Test 2 indicates a slightly longer quarantine time for some types of cellulose-based paper materials sitting in a stacked configuration may be required to render SARS-CoV-2 undetectable than was previously understood. ** I hope this information proves helpful. --jeb John Burger, Executive Director Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library 540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316 Atlanta, GA 30322 404-218-4207 -- cellular
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