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I would like to know if any archive, university or facility dealing
with analogue tape and laquer discs, including vinyl, have ever done a
study related to the different types of mould/mold that can affect this
media. For instance, is there a particular type of mould/mold that is
more likely to affect AMPEX 456 as opposed to AGFA PEM 469 or EMITAPE 4?
Or, is it safe to assume that the mould/mold is the same even if it's
current state may be dormant?
I already have a paper written by Jim Thurn from the Kilgarlin Center
at the University of Texas in Austin called "Research on Methods to
Remove Mold from Cellulose Acetate Audiotape" which I have found
extremely useful. Also, would anyone have Jim's email addy?
Thanks in advance.
Analogue Tape Preservation Archivist
Sound Archives/Nga Taonga Korero
PO Box 1531
Radio New Zealand House
Level 1, 51 Chester Street West
Phone +64 3 374 8443
Fax + 64 3 374 8448