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Subject: Glass audio discs

Glass audio discs

From: Linda Kent <linda.kent<-a>
Date: Friday, December 5, 2008
I am processing and cataloging several glass-based audio discs of
interviews from the 1930's and 1940's. The records have recording
material only on one side--the non-recorded side is glass. The
records are large--about 14 inches in diameter and are very
fragile--two are already broken.

Any thoughts or experience in working with these records? I am
unable to play them so cataloging will be a challenge but I am most
concerned that they receive the processing and preservation they
need to avoid further breakage, at least until we can find a way to
copy them onto more current media.

Linda Kent
Cataloging Librarian
New Hampshire State Library
Concord, NH

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:35
                 Distributed: Monday, December 8, 2008
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Received on Friday, 5 December, 2008

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