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Since all instantaneous discs are doomed to chemical disintegration in the
reasonably near future, we don't bother to reattach labels (the paper of
which is often decaying and brittle) but just keep them near (in separate
envelopes, ideally) and identified with the discs or photocopy them on
nonacidic paper and do the same. No matter what might be used to reattach
labels, they are likely to be shed by the exudation of whitish substance as
the disc coating decomposes; so I guess you could say that our rationale is
"Why waste time, money, and effort in a fruitless endeavor ?"

Richard Warren

At 04:54 PM 3/3/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>A colleague at our institution has recently begun a project to clean and
>rehouse a number of instantaneous disks in one of our libraries.
>Unfortunately, the adhesive on many of the labels has dried, and the labels
>have fallen off. She is interested in re-affixing the labels, and asked if
>there was an adhesive that would be more appropriate for her to use than PVA.
>
>Thoughts?
>
>Tom Teper
>
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>
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>University Library
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