International Congress on Archives
In one minute, it reached to the remarkable level of combustion.
Fire power became terribly strong. It was much stronger than we expected.
So we have to change the combustion time significantly shorter from the planned 10 minutes.
After 2 minutes form the ignition, the chairman of the committee issued an order to extinguish
Out looking of the whole group of data turned deep-black in these two minutes.
(2)We extinguished the fire by misty water of the indoor fire hose.
The flame disappeared soon.
(3)The every surface of the group of the data was burned to black at every step of the book shelf.
But the inside of the data and the date placed in the mid or back were not burned.
The group of data packed tightly was not easily burned.
We also experienced the accident that once extinguished back of the book shelf generated the
The newspapers and magazines which use low quality papers burned almost same way.
4 Let us see the video.
5 Participants in this study session expressed their impressions," We felt a big impact, because
we could directly observe how the books and data burned in front of us."
Taking part in this kind of combustion experiment for the first time, participants have realized
the importance and difficulties of their mission to preserve and protect the documents and data
The knowledge on the disaster prevention at the libraries and museums including archives still
remains logical and study level not practical level.
The study and research on the preservation and restoration of damaged data are not sufficient at