At 10:00 PM 9/12/2005, David Bradley wrote:
>How are people determining what type of tape is actually on those reels?
You get a sense after a while if the project kept the tape and boxes
together or not. This generally is reliable across a given archive.
Many (but not all) oral history collections are reliable - tape comes
in, is recorded, goes in the box it came in.
In general, I worry less about what's on the reel than the problems
I try to treat the problems, not the brand/part number.
But, the database would still be useful to know what to expect.
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