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On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 11:19 PM, Paul Turney, Sirensound Digital UK <
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>  Hi Marie,
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> Fiol backed stickies the best.
> Make sure you get it RIGHT FIRST TIME!!!!
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> Happy Chrismaka to all at RNZ
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> Paul Turney
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marie O'Connell [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, December 14, 2009 10:08 AM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] RFID
>
> I was planning on using archival foil backed labels. Opinions here?MarieOn
> Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 11:00 PM, Pekka Gronowwrote:> Hi Marie,>> Your decision
> to use bar codes in this cases seems well founded. However,> my some types
> seem to fade spontaneously over a longer period, depending on> the type of
> paper and ink used. In your case, you don't want to replace> them every ten
> years. We learned this the hard way...>> Pekka>>> ----- Original Message
> ----- From: "Marie O'Connell" > To: > Sent: Monday, December 14, 2009 11:14
> AM> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] RFID>>>> Thank you>>>> We are not a library, we
> are a broadcasting sound archive. Most, and I>> mean most, of our items may
> get pulled out once in 10 or 12 years, or>> never>> (depending on
> anniversaries, etc). My gut instinct is to use barcodes,>> because we can do
> that for virtually no investment and maintain our>> accession number, which
> has been the whole purpose of this exercise,>> re-numbering artifacts that
> have no meaningful number when we go to>> preserve>> it. Plus, the only
> people handling these are archivists, and not>> patrons/normal humans
> (hehe), so I would trust the barcode would remain>> intact for a long
> time.>>>> I looked at the Wiki page and found it kinda useful.>>>> Will keep
> you posted as to what we do.>>>> Cheers>> Marie>>>> On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at
> 9:55 PM, Corey Bailey  wrote:>>>> Hi Marie>>> I'm not sure how much research
> you have put into RFID yet but Wikipedia>>> will at least give you some
> idea:>>>>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-frequency_identification>>>>>>
> For archival storage you would have to consider passive RFID because the>>>
> active versions require a battery. To my knowledge, there is no evidence>>>
> of>>> RFID chips having any affect on nearby magnetic media. The chips
> are>>> being>>> implanted in credit cards and passports for example which
> have adjacent>>> magnetic stripes. The RF power generated by even the high
> output active>>> RFID>>> chips is so low that it's hard to imagine how they
> would affect the>>> coercivity of pre recorded audio tape. Video tape (I
> would think) with>>> it's>>> very high coercivity would be out of the
> question.>>>>>> You would be using passive RFID that would only be read
> (energized or>>> resonated if you will) once or twice a year for inventory
> purposes. I>>> can't>>> imagine their being a problem for long term
> storage.>>>>>> I suspect that your biggest consideration at this point would
> be cost.>>> The>>> technology may not be cost effective unless you have tens
> of thousands of>>> units to inventory.>>>>>> My greatest concern would be
> backwards compatibility. If you implement>>> RFID>>> 4.0 today will it be
> readable in 25 years by RFID 10.2.1? For the>>> present, I>>> wouldn't
> abandon your barcode system and look into the possible addition>>> of>>>
> RFID.>>>>>> I'm still a fan of the old fashioned printed label on the binder
> or>>> somewhere else in addition to whatever computerized system that's
> in>>> place.>>> It only takes one data entry error and then........>>>>>>
> Keep us posted!>>>>>> Cheers!>>>>>> Corey Bailey>>>>>>>>>>>> At 07:37 PM
> 12/13/2009, you wrote:>>>>>> Hi all>>>>>>>> We need to renumber some of our
> older accessions and have been>>>> considering>>>> barcodes with the
> accession number included. It was suggested to me>>>> today>>>> that we
> could be using RFID (radio frequency ID). As I know virtually>>>> nothing
> about them I have an uneasy feeling about applying this>>>> technology>>>>
> to magnetic tape boxes and reels.>>>>>>>> Does any audio visual archive use
> this technology on its tape boxes>>>> and/or>>>> reels?>>>> Is there any
> danger to the magnetic tape itself, considering both the>>>> box>>>> and
> reel would need the same identifier?>>>> Can the actual accession number be
> put on these so as to be seen>>>> visibly?>>>>>>>> Any thoughts would be
> much appreciated. Thanks in advance.>>>>>>>> Cheers>>>>>>>>
> Marie>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>