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Re: housing and storing broken glass discs

From:

Nathan Coy <[log in to unmask]>

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ARSC Library and Archives Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:25:33 -0700

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It might be worth checking out some of the information here including a
photo of a housing:

http://www.hoover.org/news/hoover-archivists-innovate-preservation-and-access-rare-wwii-recordings

The housings I have worked with preservation on in the past are similar in
many ways but they have been designed to support each broken piece so that
if the housing is jostled (as could happen at some point as an accident)
the individual pieces will not slide into and damage each other. It seems
people generally store them flat, especially since glass discs are less
susceptible to warping than many other discs. Often it seems there will be
a removable component that supports the entirety of the glass disc, this
can be seen in the photo of Jim. It may be worth considering that different
breaks may suggest variations in the solutions chosen for housing.



Best,

Nathan





On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 11:57 AM, Richardson, Jonathan Carrithers <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi,
> The E. Lingle Craig preservation lab here at Indiana University kindly
> made for us some very nice boxes for our delaminating 16" transcription
> discs.
>
> Blog post here:
>
> https://blogs.libraries.indiana.edu/craiglab/2016/03/09/floating-disks/
>
> --Jonathan--
>
>
> Jonathan Richardson
> Audio Visual Specialist
> Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative
> Indiana University
> 812-320-8485
> [log in to unmask]
> https://mdpi.iu.edu/
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ARSC Library and Archives Discussion List [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Walker, Lauren E
> Sent: Monday, April 25, 2016 2:32 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: housing and storing broken glass discs
>
> Hello,
>
> I'm wondering how other institutions are storing broken or cracked glass
> transcription discs, a.k.a instantaneous discs, lacquer discs, etc.
> What kinds of housings are other archives using for these fragile and
> fragmented objects?
> Is the same housing used for broken or cracked shellacs?
> Are these stored flat?
>
> Any contribution towards a discussion of best practice with these discs is
> appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Lauren
>
>
> Lauren Walker
> NEH Sound Recordings Survey, Library Assistant II Harry Ransom Center The
> University of Texas at Austin P.O. Box 7219 Austin, Texas 78713-7219
> 512-471-3002 office
> [log in to unmask]
> www.hrc.utexas.edu<http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/>
>

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