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ENVIRONMENT

Introduction

Temperature

Relative humidity

RH & Temperature

BS 5454

Air

Gaseous pollutants

Particulate pollutants

Light

Environmental monitoring

Environmental control

BS 5454

For frequently used material the recently revised BS 5454 states: '…temperature should be at a fixed point between 16 °C and 19 °C …relative humidity should be at a fixed point between 45% and 60%'

BS 5454 is the British Standard: Recommendations for the storage and exhibition of archival documents

Conservation and Collection Care Service advises libraries within Oxford to buy a copy of this document. Contact Customer Services at the British Standards Institute
Tel: (020) 8996 9001 Fax: (020) 8996 7001

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