Atlas of the characteristics and damages of parchment, see complete overview about the structure here.
Structure of the atlas
This structure enables short codes to be used to define all the damages and properties.
For example, the code for ‘ink corrosion’ in the atlas is C6.07; the first half of the code (C6) helps to diagnose the possible causes of the damage and the second half (07) defines the type of damage along with the term in Estonian and English.
The most important part of the atlas of damages is the visual presentation of the possible specific characteristics of the damages and properties as image files along with a description of the damages, the origin of the document, and the determination of the condition. A general view of and metadata for the document are also added. This information can be presented in short form with the damage and properties code, i.e. encoded.
The coding of the damages and properties helps to present the damages more easily and comprehensively along with additional information on the possible causes.