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REALM Project

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and OCLC are working in partnership with Battelle to create and distribute scientific information generated to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 to employees and visitors who are involved in the delivery and use of museum, library and archive services. This REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) project is studying how long the SARS CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19) survives on common materials and methods to mitigate exposure.