It has been educational. Two archivists from IU-Bloomington contacted
me and I'm heading down there in a couple of weeks for a tour and some
info. My main concern is how to store them once I inventory them and
make sure they are secure until they move into their new home next year.
Someday, when I have a better idea of what you're talking about, you'll
have to tell me about audio engineering.
Lou Judson wrote:
> I see! Thanks. I'm not confused, but as you can see from the kinds of
> answers you have gotten, how they are packed can make a huge
> difference in how to handle them! One wrong move and they could all be
> shattered, say if they were stacked a foot deep and somebody slipped
> or set them down too hard... so I wasn't taking you to task, just
> curious how they are and that they are preserved. Sorry to belabor it,
> and hope it is all educational for you! Sounds as though the packing
> was good.
> Partly, I work only with tape, not discs, so I really was curious.
> When I was 15, I got to explore an entire large basement full of old
> records of a family friend, and when I found out later he had died and
> nobody knew what happened to the collection, I was sad, and still care
> about records and their preservation. I'm just an audio engineer, not
> a collector...
> On May 18, 2010, at 3:07 PM, Lisa Lobdell wrote:
>> Lou, sorry to have confused you. It would make more sense if you saw
>> the boxes which are approx.12 inches wide and 24 inches long. When I
>> first saw the boxes, I thought they were packed front to back - one
>> row deep, a 2 foot long single vertical row of records. On opening
>> them, I found they were packed "sideways" a 12 inch row of records
>> with the remaining 12 inches of space around them used for packing
>> material. Not a technical term, but I joined this listserv to get
>> some simple answers about glass records, not to describe the contents
>> of a box.
>> Does that help?