As part of NEDCC's IRENE service, we've designed a custom enclosure for damaged/delaminating discs, which allows them to be stored flat and keeps excess pressure off of the disc surfaces (or at least the top surface, based on which side you choose to place up). At the moment, our preparator makes them one-at-a-time as needed for clients' projects, so they are as expensive as a custom clamshell box for a rare book--$350 per unit.
But, if there were enough of a potential demand, because discs are of standard diameters, we could work with a vendor to produce them in greater volume to make the per-unit cost reasonable. If you contact me off-line, I can send you photos.
Northeast Document Conservation Center
100 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA 01810
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] boxing options for cracked/damaged lacquer discs
Wondering if anyone has a product they'd like to recommend for flat storage of discs that can longer be stored vertically. We've got some metal edge boxes that are seemingly perfect for 10 and 12 inch discs (adding internal foam padding of course, but haven't really settled on anything for 16" discs. And before I start just perusing catalogs, I figured I'd ping the list.
Patrick J Midtlyng | Sound Archivist
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