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Boeri, Andrea and Longo, Danila and Fabbri, Kristian and Pretelli, Marco and Bonora, Anna and Boulanger, Saveria Library Indoor microclimate monitoring with and without heating system. A bologna university library case study. Journal of Cultural Heritage Volume 53, January–February 2022, Pages 143-153, 53. pp. 143-153.

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This paper aims to illustrate and give an interpretation of the results emerged from a pilot activity developed within the ROCK project, by the Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna, Alma Mater Studiorum. Through this activity, we studied the indoor microclimate of the University Library of Bologna (BUB), in the Archive and in the Lecture Hall, with the aim to detect how these spaces are affected by the influence of factors such as the outdoor climate and the cooling and heating systems. Moreover, the paper presents the customisation of the probes’ alert system and of the probes itself, used for a one-year monitoring campaign started on the 20th of December 2018. In addition, we calculated the Heritage Microclimate Risk index, to verify the level of risk to which the heritage in the Library is exposed due to the indoor microclimate, and the Predicted Risk of Damage index, that evaluate the more specific risks of damage to which precise objects hosted in there are exposed. Therefore, this paper enriches the research field of Historic Indoor Microclimate, started in 2013, which concerns issues as preventive conservation and restoration in historic buildings. The new insights about the Bologna University Library facilitate the possibility to draw up a specific ‘Indoor Microclimate Management Protocol (IMMP)’ aimed at the preventive conservation of manuscripts and books in historical libraries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Library; Heritage building; Microclimate risk; Monitoring; Book; Historic indoor microclimate; Heritage microclimate risk; Prediction risk damage;
Subjects: English > Management and Case Studies
Depositing User: Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 31 May 2022 04:49
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 04:49

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