Hi Marie --
Thanks for bringing this up. I would also be very interested in this info.
Just wondering if anyone else has had to deal with backcoated tape infested
with mold severe enough to cause the backcoating and oxide layer to merge
(seemingly) inseparably. I have been searching for info on what to do in
this situation but have found nothing. Anyone have any ideas?
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Mould/Mold
> Kia Ora
> 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.
> Marie O'Connell
> 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