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Subject: Storing videotape

Storing videotape

From: Gillian Boal <gboal>
Date: Friday, November 15, 2002
To Rewind or to not rewind, That is the question. The advice AIC
gives on their Caring for your Treasures series under Storage is
'After recording, rewind the tape before ejecting it.'.

This advice seems to conflict with other advice to store the tape in
its non stretched/ minimum tensioned regularly played state.  If
they are rewound, are they then stored under tension? Is this true
for both Video and audio tapes?
Please could the specialists clarify this for me?

Gillian Boal
Special Collections Conservator
University of California, Berkeley

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