International Congress on Archives
We also made a report entitled "What do you do when the data burned?" based on this
The disaster prevention committee changed its to the historical materials preservation
committee on April 2001 and has been working till today.
(1)From ignition to extinguish of fire
In this combustion experiment, we actually burned several different groups of data and observed
how they were damaged and we learned following things.
1 How do they burn? Official documents, books, films, and magnetic disks?
2 How does the combustion change according to the placement position on a book shelf, keeping
methods and so on?
3 How does the combustion change by the materials of the data?
4 Process from the ignition to the combustion.
(2)We have prepared three steel book shelves and data.
1 The book shelf is 1.8m high, 0.8m wide, and 0.3m deep.
We placed data on shelf A and B.
2 We have prepared following data for the experiment.
Book Shelf A: documents and documents in carton box, microfilms
Book Shelf B: books(paperback, pocket book, hard covered book), magnetic tape, floppy disk
3 Setting conditions of Book Shelf A
On the upper step:
We placed 13 different size of documents files horizontally.
On the second step:
We placed documents files vertically and tightly.