Hi Marie,

Fiol backed stickies the best.
Make sure you get it RIGHT FIRST TIME!!!!

Happy Chrismaka to all at RNZ

Paul Turney
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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:>>>>>>>>>>>> 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>>>>>>>>>>>>>