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The REALM Project offers an updated briefing, prepared by Battelle.  It reviews research on COVID-19 vaccination, variant strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and ventilation that may affect building operations, policies, and procedures. ...

The OCLC site now has the  results of the sixth round of Battelle’s laboratory testing for infectious COVID-19 virus on  materials commonly found in furnishings and exhibits of archives, libraries, and museums.   ...

The REALM project has published the results of the fifth round of Battelle’s laboratory testing for infectious COVID-19 virus on four fabrics and leather—materials commonly used for bookbinding, upholstery, and crowd control.  View test results: https://oc.lc/test5-results The...

As part of the REALM Project’s research, Battelle has conducted four natural attenuation studies to provide information on how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums.  Access the latest information, which includes stacked materials. ...

As part of the REALM project’s research, Battelle has conducted three natural attenuation studies to provide information on how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums.   Access WebJunction to learn the results! ...

As libraries and museums around the country begin to resume operations and reopen to the public, the need for clear information to support the handling of core materials has become increasingly urgent. OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are conducting...