I hope you will give me a call [or we can call you] before you waste time & effort needlessly. We have materials, methods and over 20 yrs. of experience with such matters. We'll be glad to help you determine the best way to safely address these discs that is available for the asking.
These materials & methods are in use internationally by collectors, archives, individuals & institutions including the US government & several within the California University system.
On Aug 7, 2014, at 7:06 PM, Jeanette Berard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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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