· Ozan Unsalan – Alpaslan Hamdi Kuzucuoglu
International Turkish Congress on Molecular Spectroscopy (TURCMOS 2015), Antalya Turkey; 09/2015
Raman spectroscopic methods are frequently used in protecting cultural heritage. These techniques give important knowledge when especially combined with other tecniques such as XRF and SEM-EDX. For example, Raman spectroscopic techniques play an important role in determining the pigments used in paintings. On the other hand, good information can be extracted from the samples of the rare books’ either inner pages or covers. Aim of this study is, as an interdisciplinary study case, to contribute cultural heritage by investigating the conditions of rare books’ covers by Raman spectroscopic techniques. In this study, some rare books’ inner pages and covers which located at Recai Mehmet Efendi library were investigated by Raman spectrosopy and comments were given on their protection status.
Keywords: Raman spectroscopy, preventive conservation, non destructive methods, information and document management