Update: We posted some images of the disc(s) in question on the AAA Board.
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From: "Jerry McBride" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, October 2, 2009 4:50:21 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Paper records
Can anyone tell me how they are storing their paper records and sound
sheets? I'd like to put ours into a sturdier support. One possibility
would be to put them in acid-free folders and then in standard document
storage boxes. Are there other solutions?
Does anyone know about how to treat paper discs that are delaminating?
There is a set of three Hollywood Star Records on cardboard about 1.5 mm
thick. The surfaces of the disc are coated in a thin layer of plastic.
On one side is a photograph, and on the other side the grooves are cut
into the plastic. The plastic surface is intact. However, the cardboard
is beginning to separate into two pieces and is curling. If this
continuedto delaminate, there would be two separate single sided discs.
Because the cardboard is curling it cannot be played. Is there a safe
way to "glue" the cardboard back together and flatten the record?
Jerry McBride, Head Librarian
Music Library and Archive of Recorded Sound
Braun Music Center, Room 104
541 Lasuén Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-3076
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Archivist for Recorded Sound Collections
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, CA 94305-6010
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