Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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aging

A general term describing the natural degradation of paper, adhesives, leather, and other archival materials, while in storage. With some textiles, aging denotes oxidation by exposure to air. Aging is greatly influenced by the environment in which the materials are stored. See also: ACCELERATED AGING TEST ;ENVIRONMENT ;PERMANENT MATERIALS ;PERMANENT PAPER ;YELLOWING .




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