UNICA : Preservation and Condition Assessment of Parchment Documents

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Parchment

During various periods of history parchment has been…

Preservation

Preservation of handwritten parchment documents …

Digitization

The digitization process for parchment records...

Map

The map includes the parchment documents’…

First Category

First Category: undamaged (slightly damaged) – physically intact, without, or with some individual small-scale damage; no glassy areas or mold; text totally preserved. The document can be handled easily and is the entire surface is uniformly flexible.

Second Category

Second Category: damaged – physical integrity ruined. Tears, holes, stains, glassy areas cover less than 1/3 of the surface. Partial loss of text and flexibility. Handling may be difficult.

Third Category

Third Category: severely damaged – physical damages, stains, mold, glassy areas cover more than 1/3 of the surface. The document cannot be handled.