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Re: [ARSCLIST] Tapes and Mold

I was assuming that he had inactive mold. You're right about active mold -- sealing up that nice, wet environment in a plastic bag is not a good idea. Is there any risk with inactive/dry/old mold, though? I would still think that bagging those items would be prudent. In any event, "isolation" is the key, regardless of how it's done.

Christie Peterson
Project Archivist, Muskie Archives & Special Collections
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Steven Smolian wrote:
There may be further damage to the tapes when placing them in sealed bags.

It is better to isolate and chill them to 37-40f but not freeze them until they can be dealt with. Dealing with them means contacting Safe Sound Archive or Specs Brothers.

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