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Subject: Discarding acetate microfilm masters

Discarding acetate microfilm masters

From: Reto Kromer <rk>
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Gary Saretzky <gsaretzk [at] co__monmouth__nj__us> writes

>Jennifer Lloyd <jlloyd [at] nla__gov__au> writes
>>I am grappling with is this: Should we discard the original
>>cellulose acetate camera master?
>...  My
>suggestion would be to store the acetate masters in cool or cold
>storage in a different location as a disaster backup and for such
>time as they are needed for digitization.

And if you *really* can't preserve the original longer for some
reason, consider seriously depositing it in an archive that can do

Reto Kromer
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