Date:    Tue, 15 Jun 2004 15:35:26 -0400
From:    "Scott D. Atwell" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Protective Covers for LPs (Plastic or Paper?)
I am forwarding this from the music librarian's list; please respond to the
originator of the query below and not me (not that I'm not interested
myself). I have some knowledge of this area, but I am sure that opening
this to ARSC at large will bring a broader range of suggestions for Mr.
Atwell to consider.


Peter Hirsch


We have a collection of approximately 10,000 LPs. Roughly 15-20% of these
records are discs which are covered within plastic wrapping (as opposed to
paper or some other material). Years ago, I was advised that if plastic
were left on the outside of the jacket, the jacket (and eventually, the LP)
might warp over time. Can the same be said for the LP if the plastic is
left covering the LP? In other words, would we be better off placing the
discs in paper (or some other material) envelopes rather than leaving them
in plastic? Many thanks.

Scott D. Atwell, Ph.D.
Professor - Reference Librarian and Liaison for
Art, Music, Philosophy, and Religion
Ferris State University Library for Information, Technology,
and Education (FLITE) Tel.: (231) 591-2948
1010 Campus Drive Fax.: (231) 591-2662
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2279 Email: [log in to unmask]