There was an excellent ARSC presentation in 2014 (Chapel Hill)
by Eric Breitung of LoC about Cleaning Solutions for Heavily
Degraded Lacquer Discs. This may be the presentation Steve
is thinking of. But its focus is specifically about cleaning lacquer.
Video of it can be viewed at the ARSC site by ARSC members.
Audio Restoration and Mastering Services
193 Baltic St
Brooklyn, NY 11201-6173
[log in to unmask]
> Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:16:30 -0500
> From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Cleaning stylus
> Hi Steve:
> Could you cite the presentation, preferably a link to the conference page? I would like to study
> that presentation, see what their methodology was. LOC has resources where we may have the
> microscope photos and the like. I also hope they addressed the issues of every day cleaning of
> regular records, not just fragile problem cases.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Smolian" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 9:59 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Cleaning stylus
> The results of the Library of Congress' rigorous testing of record cleaning products were presented
> by them at a recent ARSC Conference- last year of that of the previous one.
> Though not named, the product that best the others, and by a considerable margin, was Disc Doctor.
> There are legal reasons such Government testing does not identify products going back to NSIT's
> earlier days. The presentation was made in such way, however, that it was murkily clear that Disc
> Doctor prevailed, and this was confirmed to me privately elsewhere.
> Steven Smolian