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I just reread what I wrote and saw that Tony had said   "humid but cool from
roughly October to May, and arid
 from June to September. "

Sorry, Tony I'm so used to living on the east coast now I may have confused
you with Summer and Winter regarding humidity levels

Paul Tombleson

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Greiner/Mary Grant" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 1:55 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] ?Humidifiers for small institution holdings.


> Hello folks.  I am a librarian at a public library, with
> responsibility for our local history collection, which includes
> magnetic tapes, standard cassettes and VHS. (Mostly video and oral
> histories of local residents.)
>
> I have been studying on what should be done to preserve these
> materials, and the question of humidity comes up. I am in Western
> Oregon, which is humid but cool from roughly October to May, and arid
> from June to September.  We cannot afford a high-quality humidity
> control system- but the questions come up.
>
> Is it better to have a household room dehumidifier running in
> climates with high humidity than to do nothing, and
>
> In arid climates, is running a room humidifier better than doing nothing?
>
> Thanks for any help you are willing to provide.  This is a great list to
lurk!
>
> Tony Greiner
>
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> Tony Greiner/Mary Grant  [log in to unmask]
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