I am currently surveying a collection of 1950s 16" transcription
discs. They have been stored flat in foil-lined paper sleeves and
are generally in pretty good shape.
I have two questions for those with the knowledge:
1. Are there storage concerns specific for 16-inchers? Does their
extra mass affect the recommendation for vertical storage (for
example, shelving with dividers closer together)?
2. Is anyone familiar with foil-lined sleeves? I have not seen any
imprinting or other problems with the discs, but is there concern
of outgassing or any other problems? Would you recommend something
a little stiffer?
Thank you in advance to all of you.
Marcos Sueiro Bal
Audio/Moving Image Project Archivist
Columbia University Libraries