“Romanian People’s Memory”, Food for the Bread Beetle Cover Image

“Memoria neamului românesc”, hrană pentru gândacul de pâine
“Romanian People’s Memory”, Food for the Bread Beetle

Author(s): Marina-Adelina Marian
Subject(s): Library and Information Science, Archiving, Preservation
Published by: Arhivele Nationale ale Romaniei
Keywords: Archives; Conservation; Xylophagous Insects Attack

Summary/Abstract: This article presents a few aspects concerning the obscure periods that the Iasi archives have witnessed, with severe consequences upon the preservation of documents. It claims that the cellulosic support is a powerful food chain representing the nutritional base for different microorganisms (bacteria, actinomyces, yeasts, fungi) and some xylophagous insects. In this regard the essential characteristics of the insects from the Coleoptera class, Anobiidae family, are presented, and information regarding their attack against documents as well as the need to find curative methods of active preservation with efficient application parameters.

  • Issue Year: XCII/2015
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 115-130
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Romanian