Scan the label, print it and paste it with archival glue on some otherwise useless disc of the same size.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sam Brylawski
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 9:07 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] gluing an acetate record
Do you have all the pieces? (I missed any other parts of this discussion.)
If so, or even most of them, I would hold out on completely ruining the
recording with a spray until you know that imaging technology, such as that
being developed at the Lawrence Berkeley Labs and other places, could not
restore the sound. I think that you need to protect this recording from
those who seek to destroy it in order to have something to hang on a wall.
2010/8/11 Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]>
> Dir list
> This is the continuation of the rescue of the recording of the declaration
> of independence of the State of Israel. After short deliberations the
> Israeli Philharmonic decided that the record should be mounted with as many
> pieces of the original coating as possible to place. After doing so I still
> have a flaking surface that I want to freeze in time so that it will not
> move and flake anymore. The only option I can think of is to use clear paint
> spray to make a coat on the entire surface. This will obviously render the
> record unplayable forever, but at the stage of deterioration it's in it's
> close to that point anyway. Anyone has other ideas?