Print

Print


Hello all,
 
Does anyone know what the standards are for floor load capacity for stacks of 12" vinyl and 10" shellac discs.
 
The standard for library book stacks is ~150 pounds psf.  I tried and failed to find anything on the internet that specifies vinyl and/or shellac.  I imagine it would be higher for the latter.  If there's an official document or study out there too, it would help convince the architects/engineers that this is an important issue.
 
I found an article in the Fall 1993 ARSC Journal: Storage of Sound Recordings by Richard Warren Jr.  He has weight per linear foot, but not floor load capacity.  
 
Our collection houses ~175,000 12" vinyl and ~30,000 10" shellac discs.
 
Merci,
Nicole
 
Nicole Blain
Manager, Music Library/
Chef, Musicothèque
CBC/Radio-Canada
P.O. Box 500, Station A
Toronto, ON
Canada  M5W 1E6
Tel: 416.205.5901
Fax: 416.205.8574
[log in to unmask]