Does anyone know what the standards are for floor load capacity for stacks of 12" vinyl and 10" shellac discs.
The standard for library book stacks is ~150 pounds psf. I tried and failed to find anything on the internet that specifies vinyl and/or shellac. I imagine it would be higher for the latter. If there's an official document or study out there too, it would help convince the architects/engineers that this is an important issue.
I found an article in the Fall 1993 ARSC Journal: Storage of Sound Recordings by Richard Warren Jr. He has weight per linear foot, but not floor load capacity.
Our collection houses ~175,000 12" vinyl and ~30,000 10" shellac discs.
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