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Re: [ARSCLIST] Best practice: mixed acetate and polyester reels with sticky shed

From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad


with reference to his earlier posting

Subject:	[ARSCLIST] Best practice: mixed acetate and polyester reels with 
sticky shed
	Date sent:	Thu, 11 Jun 2009 00:08:48 -0700

 - and in response to several responses on the list

Eric Jacobs wrote:

> Anyway, I don't want to persevere on the tape type too much, and
> would rather focus on the best way to process an acetate/polyester
> reel with "sticky" tape in the mix.

----- Eric, people respond to what they can relate to and where they believe 
they can provide useful input. It does not appear that those who are 
concerned with the nitty-gritty of treating tape types are necessarily those 
who have a philosophical view of what is to be done with our heritage in the 
long run. The authenticity and authentication issues I brought up in my 
response almost never feature in preservation discussions, except in forensic 
work. Undoing splices is one of the grossest attacks on the integrity of a 
linear file (which a tape is). I remember my movie projectionist days: a film 
had split in several places and at the time you lost one frame for each 
splice. I put the film back together for screening, and--oh, shame--a 
sequence of a man climbing ladders to paste a huge poster was suddenly 
showing a man rocketing and plummeting and working on several sheets at once. 
I had to take the film apart again and find the correct sequence. Losing 
several frames.

Kind regards,


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