Hi Marcos:

If you don't mind me asking, what's on 'em?

As to your question, my brother has quite a few transcriptions, both metal-core and glass-core from 
WWII. He stores them in the old-style heavy paper sleeves and then in the old-style metal boxes that 
hold I think 25 each. He's had them at least 25 years and they were given to him in that condition 
and were about 25-30 years old at the time, so this storage method seems OK over time.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marcos Sueiro Bal" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 2:14 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Storing 16" transcription discs

> Dear all,
> I am currently surveying a collection of 1950s 16" transcription
> discs. They have been stored flat in foil-lined paper sleeves and
> are generally in pretty good shape.
> I have two questions for those with the knowledge:
> 1. Are there storage concerns specific for 16-inchers? Does their
> extra mass affect the recommendation for vertical storage (for
> example, shelving with dividers closer together)?
> 2. Is anyone familiar with foil-lined sleeves? I have not seen any
> imprinting or other problems with the discs, but is there concern
> of outgassing or any other problems? Would you recommend something
> a little stiffer?
> Thank you in advance to all of you.
> Marcos
> Marcos Sueiro Bal
> Audio/Moving Image Project Archivist
> Columbia University Libraries