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Re: [ARSCLIST] Identifying lacquer sides.
Believe me, I would have already done that if I had the option. We
don't have a table that will accomodate 16" discs. I'm in the middle
of finalizing an equipment request (of which the table is a part) but
it will be some time before those items actually make it here and the
discs in question are being rehoused in the Preservation Lab as I
type. So a plan needs to be put into action sooner than later.
The grease pen mark you suggest is basically what I was talking about
in my initial post. I suppose we'll just go with that.
On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 19:09:11 -0500, Adrian Cosentini <acosentini@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Brandon,
> I don't mean to be flip, but can't you listen to the discs and figure out
> what is on them. Then with a white grease pencil, gently make some
> inscription in the label area that would be some sort of identification.
> Adrian Cosentini
> On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 13:56:15 -0800 Brandon Burke <thejosephboys@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Question:
> > We have several lacquer discs in our collection whose labels have
> > become detatched from the discs themselves. This is not a problem
> > when the recordings are one-sided, but when both sides contain data
> > and both labels are detached how are you matching the sides with
> > their
> > corresponding labels?
> > Because the sides do not have unique identifiers (matrix numbers,
> > etc), we cannot simply match them up with a quick note. I'm
> > tempted
> > to put a small "X" on one side of the disc in the center--the
> > furthest
> > distance from the grooves--with a wax pencil, and then applying
> > this
> > same "X" to the acid/lig-free envelope that will house that
> > particular
> > label. This way, at least the coding structure will be easy to
> > understand fifteen...twenty...forty years down the road when none
> > of
> > use work here anymore. (I'm not particularly excited about this
> > idea.)
> > As always, thanks in advance.
> > Brandon
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