[AL-Directors] FW: REALM Project update: Round 1 test results now available
arlene.weible at state.or.us
Mon Jun 22 07:35:59 PDT 2020
Many in the library community have been waiting for the first results of this research. There is a detailed report of the testing<https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/test1-results.html>, but here is the summary:
As part of the REALM Project’s Phase 1 research, Battelle has conducted a natural attenuation study to provide information on how long some commonly circulated library materials would need to be quarantined prior to being returned to public circulation. Testing was conducted by applying the virulent SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19) on five materials held at standard room temperature and humidity conditions. The materials tested included the following items, which were provided by Columbus Metropolitan Library:
(1) Hardback book cover (buckram cloth)
(2) Softback book cover
(3) Plain paper pages inside a closed book
(4) Plastic book covering (biaxially oriented polyester film)
(5) DVD case.
Results show that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was not detectable on the materials after three days of quarantine.
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To: Arlene Weible <ArleneWeible at oslmail.osl.state.or.us>
Subject: REALM Project update: Round 1 test results now available
REALM Project releases Round 1 COVID-19 laboratory testing results
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[REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) Project site launches]
Round 1 test results now available
The REALM Project has released the results of the first round of Battelle’s laboratory testing for COVID-19 on commonly circulated library materials. The five materials tested in this round included a hardback book cover (buckram cloth), paperback book cover, plain paper pages inside a book, plastic protective book covering, and a DVD case.
For more information on this first round of testing and other activities, visit the “Happening Now<http://click.e.oclc.org/?qs=d4713e8e7a8b375e528ce73d98a88b50a95b7f352d389c6002d2054243328db8e10c9b0b03c9f7868557f38062c43601>” project update page. For more on the scope, timeline, and committees involved with #REALMproject, visit oc.lc/realm-project<http://click.e.oclc.org/?qs=d4713e8e7a8b375ef963e76c6e232da11adb6034d3673bd3f08147613d121927c0994209b93c389999a3eaf1fb2ed87f>.
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