Lisa, I'm a minor player in this game, but happy to share whatever I
can. I always defer to Richard Hess and his caliber of professionals
- I do a lot of things in audio and sound, with tape restoration a
small part of it, but one doesn't have to be a big player to do
quality work. Most of my clients are local musicians and people with
family tapes, and I have learned a lot from this list... as you will
Best luck with the project,
Lou Judson - Intuitive Audio
'Here and now, boys, here and now,' the bird goes on. The idea is
that one lives for the moment, meaning that one live in the eternal
-- Aldous Huxley: Island (1962)
On May 18, 2010, at 7:33 PM, Lisa Lobdell wrote:
> 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
> 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?