Lisa, I'm a minor player in this game, but happy to share whatever I  
can. I always defer to Richard Hess and his caliber of professionals  
- I do a lot of things in audio and sound, with tape restoration a  
small part of it, but one doesn't have to be a big player to do  
quality work. Most of my clients are local musicians and people with  
family tapes, and I have learned a lot from this list... as you will  

Best luck with the project,


Lou Judson - Intuitive Audio


'Here and now, boys, here and now,' the bird goes on. The idea is  
that one lives for the moment, meaning that one live in the eternal  
present. ...

  -- Aldous Huxley: Island (1962)

On May 18, 2010, at 7:33 PM, Lisa Lobdell wrote:

> It has been educational.  Two archivists from IU-Bloomington  
> contacted me and I'm heading down there in a couple of weeks for a  
> tour and some info.  My main concern is how to store them once I  
> inventory them and make sure they are secure until they move into  
> their new home next year. Someday, when I have a better idea of  
> what you're talking about, you'll have to tell me about audio  
> engineering.
> Lisa
> Lou Judson wrote:
>> I see! Thanks. I'm not confused, but as you can see from the kinds  
>> of answers you have gotten, how they are packed can make a huge  
>> difference in how to handle them! One wrong move and they could  
>> all be shattered, say if they were stacked a foot deep and  
>> somebody slipped or set them down too hard... so I wasn't taking  
>> you to task, just curious how they are and that they are  
>> preserved. Sorry to belabor it, and hope it is all educational for  
>> you! Sounds as though the packing was good.
>> Partly, I work only with tape, not discs, so I really was curious.  
>> When I was 15, I got to explore an entire large basement full of  
>> old records of a family friend, and when I found out later he had  
>> died and nobody knew what happened to the collection, I was sad,  
>> and still care about records and their preservation. I'm just an  
>> audio engineer, not a collector...
>> Lou
>> On May 18, 2010, at 3:07 PM, Lisa Lobdell wrote:
>>> Lou, sorry to have confused you.  It would make more sense if you  
>>> saw the boxes which are approx.12 inches wide and 24 inches  
>>> long.  When I first saw the boxes, I thought they were packed  
>>> front to back - one row deep, a 2 foot long single vertical row  
>>> of records.  On opening them, I found they were packed "sideways"  
>>> a 12 inch row of records with the remaining 12 inches of space  
>>> around them used for packing material.  Not a technical term, but  
>>> I joined this listserv to get some simple answers about glass  
>>> records, not to describe the contents of a box.
>>> Does that help?