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000231470 245__ $$aFrom closed testaments to books: Virtual X-ray Reading as an alternate digitization technology for fragile documents
000231470 269__ $$a2017
000231470 260__ $$aSpringfield$$bSoc Imaging Science & Technology$$c2017
000231470 300__ $$a5
000231470 336__ $$aConference Papers
000231470 520__ $$aIn recent years, research and technology made considerable progress in increasing the speed and the safety of the entire digitization process of ancient collections. Despite this, imaging ancient, fragile or un-opened documents remains a formidable challenge. We employ an alternate digitization technique for handwritten documents, exploiting x-ray tomography: Virtual X-ray Reading. Thanks to the high penetration of x-rays, we can acquire 3-dimensional (3D) tomographic images of a multi-page document without opening it. The x-ray contrast necessary for the readability is produced by the chemical composition and the consequent strong x-ray absorption of the iron gall inks - largely used for European handwritten documents. We present the development of this technology, from the chemical investigations of the inks to the tomography of an unopened Venetian testament and of an 18th century, 200-page, handwritten book.
000231470 700__ $$aAlbertin, F.$$uEcole Polytech Fed Lausanne, Sch Engn, Lausanne, Switzerland
000231470 700__ $$aRomito, M.$$uEcole Polytech Fed Lausanne, Sch Engn, Lausanne, Switzerland
000231470 700__ $$aPeccenini, E.$$uEnrico Fermi Ctr, Rome, Italy
000231470 700__ $$aBettuzzi, M.$$uEnrico Fermi Ctr, Rome, Italy
000231470 700__ $$aBrancaccio, R.$$uEnrico Fermi Ctr, Rome, Italy
000231470 700__ $$aMorigi, M. P.$$uEnrico Fermi Ctr, Rome, Italy
000231470 700__ $$aDel Rio, M.
000231470 700__ $$aRaines, D.$$uUniv Ca Foscari, Dept Humanities, Venice, Italy
000231470 700__ $$0240179$$aMargaritondo, G.$$g105753
000231470 700__ $$0244715$$aPsaltis, Demetri$$g174684
000231470 7112_ $$a14th Annual IS&T Archiving Conference 2017 (ARCHIVING 2017)$$cNatl Lib Latvia, Riga, LATVIA$$dMAY 15-18, 2017
000231470 773__ $$q14-18$$tArchiving 2017: Final Program And Proceeings
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