Vinyl can adhere to the surface of a disc if in long-term contact. It should
not be used.
Acid free is a consideration for paper and cloth but not for CD and DVD
Jewel cases have been used with success for many years. Their thickness is a
significant disadvantage, but they do maintain gaps between the top and
bottom surfaces of discs.
Media Sciences, Inc.
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mike Richter
> Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 10:34 AM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The STiL Case
> Elliott Hancock wrote:
> > I cannot comment on the STiL Case and apologize for intruding but this
> > is on the subject of CD storage. The Jewel Sleeve mentioned in the link
> > below looks interesting for those of us who have thousands of CDs to
> > store. It was recommended by someone who uses it for their radio
> > archive. The Folk Center Archivist is concerned about whether the
> > material is acid free and safe for long term storage. Anyone know
> > about or use this product.
> > http://www.jewelsleeve.com/cgi-bin/mivavm?../mm5/merchant.mvc
> I am not an expert in this area, but for outgassing and other reasons,
> vinyl would seem a poor choice to enclose a CD or DVD. If they do not
> mean "vinyl" when they say it, then I doubt that I'd trust them at all.
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