I have come across an issue I have not previously seen - black lacquer discs with damage related to termites. The discs have debris from consumption of the paper sleeves adhered to ( or perhaps embedded in?) the lacquer.
Has anyone out there ever encountered this issue? Is it possible to clean these? I have not yet made any tests, right now I'm just gathering information.
This is a small collection recently received, and no, there aren't any live termites.
Jeanette Berard, MLS, CA
Special Collections Librarian
Thousand Oaks Library System
(805) 449-2660 xt7328
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