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Re: [ARSCLIST] storage media
Interesting that this would be brought up, as I'm currently researching
alternative methods for the storage of nitrate cylinders. Some of you
on this list will know a great deal about this topic that I but Library
of Congress is looking for a plastic to replace Metal Edge-style paper
housing. I'd be interested in hearing the views of list members on
Digital Library Services
University of Texas at Austin
On Jun 9, 2004, at 1:17 PM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
My preliminary investigations indicate that cardboard boxes are
serving us well
and should not be changed. If they are highly acidic, they should be
If you have acetate tapes, I believe the cardboard allows enough
also acts as a buffer (like a molecular sieve in a film can) that
outgassing acetic acid.
I haven't fully proven this, but it is a logical hypothesis.
So, unless the boxes are really yellow and brittle, I wouldn't change
You might finr some useful information on my "tips" page at
If you have any questions as you undertake your digitizing project,
feel free to
Richard L. Hess
Quoting Donna Sinclair <Donnas@xxxxxxx>:
Speaking of storage media, can anyone tell me whether reel-to-reel
put in special storage cases? Most of our tapes are currently in the
the tape comes in. We are planning a digitizing project and I am
calculate cost. Any assistance would be helpful.
Special Collections Coordinator, Oral History
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
"Nancy's Overland Stage Lines (Nancy and Larry A. Hall, Sr.)"
<NancysOverlandStageLines@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 06/09/04 09:57AM >>>
The only dumb question is the one not asked.
Have lurked for a while on the list.
Recent comments about 78 storage in zip-loc bags prompts me to ask the
Can cd's, in their little jewel boxes, be safely stored in metal
I've been fotunate to be exposed in my lifetime to almost all the
media. Having accumulated a treasure of audio tapes over the last
years, has always made me allergic to magnets and metal boxes.
I presume CD's are plastic and the coating to be aluminum.
Nancy and Larry Hall,
National Radio Club,
American Radio Relay League
Â"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You
in New York and his head is meowing
in Los Angeles.
Do you understand this?
Â"And radio operates exactly the same way:
you send signals here, they receive them
there. The only difference is
that there is no cat.Â" -- Albert Einstein