Today's WASHINGTON POST has an article on 2-inch quad deterioration and the efforts underway at LoC to do stabilization and restoration. Jim Lindner, Mike Mashon and other are quoted. Alan Lewis Washington, DC In a message dated 7/16/2013 2:39:55 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes: At some point in the future the archive I work for may have to deal with hundreds, perhaps thousands, of helical audio recordings made in Alaska using Soundscriber SS-124s (helical recorders which capable of recording 24 hours on a 2 inch tape medium). When we conducted a brief and spotty inspection a couple of years ago of the tapes, recorded in the early 1960s, now stored a warehouse without climate controls, we found that many of the tapes showed signs of de-lamination; the oxide coating is flaking off of the base of many tapes. I'm trying to get ahead of the curve and was wondering if anybody here could point me to literature, or offer advice, on consolidating magentic audio tape oxide coatings? Thanks in advance. --greg schmitz -- Greg Schmitz Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association (AMIPA) Anchorage, Alaska greg /at/ amipa.org The Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to media preservation and education to ensure long-term access to Alaska’s moving image heritage.