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Subject: Storage of posters

Storage of posters

From: Gregor Trinkaus-Randall <gtrinkaus-randall>
Date: Friday, December 6, 1996
The comments made by George Leake III (Conservation DistList
Instance: 10:51, November 27, 1996) are excellent.  I would only add
two things.  One, we found that working with charts that we could
safely put five or so charts in a folder without creating a damaging
environment because the folders were still easy to remove from the
map case and the charts did not move in the folders.  Furthermore,
the folders were still light enough that one person could handle
them and remove them from the drawer without any problem.  Two,
something that is probably even more important, however, and may
well be implied, but it is critical that the folders fill the
complete map drawer.  Do not put in smaller folders that cover only
part of the poster.  The folder should fill the map drawer and go
beyond the poster in all directions to protect their edges.

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall
Collection Management/Preservation Specialist
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
648 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215-2070
800-952-7403 (in-state)
Fax: 617-421-9833

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:54
                 Distributed: Friday, December 6, 1996
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Received on Friday, 6 December, 1996

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