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Re: arsclist Studio/Shop design
Hi Kurt and List members,
1) Here at Yale, the Conservation folks stopped fumigating long ago because so
many staff had terrible allergic reactions to the materials used for
fumigation. They now work by cleaning and freezing. I have no details, but can
ask if no one else knows.
2) Somewhere in the Library supply world there are steel library stack shelves
with adjustable dividers; when the new HSR studio was ready, there they were,
installed and ready to vibrate noisily at most any sound (such as speech or the
playing of a record) in the otherwise silent room. So they were removed and
replaced with custom-build sealed wooden shelves. Unfortunately the shelves
were not labeled with manufacturer's name, nor were their boxes. Another way to
go is to obtain shelves without dividers and to use on them the record boxes
which Gaylord designed.
At 03:46 PM 09/05/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Thanks to everyone who responded to my plea! I have received many excellent
>suggestions, and Richard Warren's article in the ARSC Journal was also very
>helpful. I just met with my builder this afternoon, and we are moving forward.
>Two more questions:
>1) I thought it would be a good idea to have a fumigation room. This
>be a small enclosed room on the 'non-clean' end of the building with a
>closeable vent to the outside.
>The purpose would be to fumigate records, sleeves, books & cylinders before
>bringing them into the clean shop environment. I am particularly concerned
>Is this advisable? What could I use that would not harm the artifacts? How
>long must they remain in isolation? Do the items need to be 'loose', or
>would it be ok to leave them in milk crates?
>Once the paper sleeves and cylinder boxes are fumigated, they would be
>stored in a sealed room. What can I use in the room to keep them vermin free?
>2) I will need to purchase about 300 ft of shelves. Graham Newton
>recommends steel, Richard Warren recommends solid sealed wood. Either way
>won't be cheap. I do need something with adjustable dividers, however, to
>keep records from falling or slipping. Does anyone have a source for good
>quality shelves? Like everyone else, I want to pay as little as possible,
>but don't want to go with something sub-par. Where would I look for used
>library shelves, assuming they were available? I checked the Internet, but
>found mainly manufacturer websites. What brands/types of shelves would you
>recommend for 78s?
>Once I'm done, you're all invited to the open house!
>Kurt & Diane Nauck
>c/o Nauck's Vintage Records
>6323 Inway Dr.
>Spring, TX 77389-3643
>Phone: (281) 370-7899
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