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Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Information Hub: A COVID-19 Research Project

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  • REALM Project: Happening Now

    OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are conducting research on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials that are prevalent in libraries, archives, and museums. The project will draw upon the research to produce a...

  • REALM Project Test 4 Results Available

    As part of the REALM project’s research, Battelle has conducted four natural attenuation studies to provide information on how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums. The studies were c...

  • REALM: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Question about the REALM project activities. Topics include laboratory testing methodology, the materials selected or identified for testing, transmission of the virus, quarantining of materials and disinfection ...

  • REALM Project Test 3 Results Available

    As part of the REALM project’s research, Battelle has conducted three natural attenuation studies to provide information on how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums. The studies were ...

  • REALM Project Test 2 Results Available

    As part of the REALM Project’s Phase 1 research, Battelle has conducted a natural attenuation study to provide information on how long some commonly handled materials would need to be quarantined prior to being returned to public...

  • Public Libraries Preparing to Reopen: Examples from the Field

    The REALM project’s primary aim is to create and distribute science-based, authoritative information to inform decisions designed to reduce risk of transmission of COVID-19 to staff and visitors who are engaging in the delivery or use of&nb...

  • REALM Project Round 1 Test Results Available

    As part of the REALM Project’s Phase 1 research, Battelle has conducted a natural attenuation study to provide information on how long some commonly circulated library materials would need to be quarantined prior to being returne...

  • REALM Project: Systematic Literature Review

    The REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project is conducting literature reviews to help define the scope of the project’s research and the information needs of libraries, archives, and museums. The first review has been completed by r...

  • REALM Project Recruiting for Consultants

    OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are conducting research on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials...

  • REALM Project: Preliminary Literature Review

    The REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project is conducting literature reviews to help define the scope of the project’s research and the information needs of libraries, archives, and museums. The first review has been completed by r...