REALM Project

Archives, Libraries,
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  • Test 6 underway and toolkit materials available

    Five materials that are commonly found in furnishings and exhibits of archives, libraries, and museums were selected for the sixth REALM lab test. Battelle researchers will apply the COVID-19 virus to each item and measure how much remains after 2, 4...

  • Test 5 results and literature review findings published

    For Test 5, four fabrics and leather—materials commonly used for bookbinding, upholstery, and crowd control—were selected.

  • Test 5 is underway

    For Test 5, four fabrics and leather bookbinding were selected for Battelle lab testing to examine the length of time the COVID-19 virus may live on materials commonly used in archives, libraries, and museums.

  • Test 4 results available

    More test results for hardbook book covers, softback book covers, plastic protective book covers, and DVD cases in stacked configuration. Additional tests on polyethylene foam. 

  • Test 3 results available

    Test results for talking book (USB cassettes), DVD cases, storage bags, storage containers, and plexiglass.