The strong force of the river, 5-7 feet surged into the National Czech &Slovak Museum & Library
From the minute the records were packed out of the library, we kept them “stewing in their juices,” hosing them down periodically (and keeping the lids on).
Containing the smell was a huge challenge: Thermostat to continuous air Charcoal filter added to HVAC Starbrites set out Boxes stored offsite in a “dirty” room Staff equipped with charcoal filtered respirators
Staff safety a concern: Fitted for respirators Antibacterial lotion before and after wearing gloves Wore plastic, disposable aprons Wiped respirators with alcohol wipes every night; filter stored overnight in ziplock bag Showered and washed clothes at end of shift
Discard inner board – it’s not archival; and it is smelly, moldy, embedded with dirt.
Experimental yet but looks quite promising. Using HenkoVac vacuum packing machine to flatten covers. HenkoVac donated to UI Libraries by LBS/Archival Products. Flattened Unflattened
New 3flap enclosure Note rounded corner, tapered edge Salvaged cover is slid into plastic sleeve; sandwiched between 3 flap and plastic; no adhesives used.
When the image is stuck to the plastic, we can often partially “salvage” the cover by digitizing the paper cover lined up with the image on the plastic.
Still learning! The carbon fiber record brush that Caitlin is using in the photo is actually best used dry. The larger brush is better in water.
Records get a final cleaning in the lab; once in filtered water with a little Photo Flo, then rinsed, and air dried. Brushed with micro brush before and after as needed. Randomly sampled records played just fine. We are now using the same cleaning method for recorded discs selected for digitizing.
Supplies used: AjaxAntibacterial Soap (local store purchase) Photoflo (local store purchase) Dish Drainer #574701 (Target.com) Starbrite Mildew Control Bags #1015145 Tarp and Cover Superstore 931 S Chapel Street Newark, DE 19713 800-453-7379 12” Record Jacket Sleeve #SLP3 Bags Unlimited 7 Canal Street Rochester, NY 14608-1910 800-767-2247 bagsunlimited.com Carbon Fiber Record Brush #DC-05P NVI Sleeve City LLC 7600 Appling Center Drive Ste 102 Memphis, TN 38133 866-380-4168 sleevetown.com
Ebaugh, Alicia. "Salvaging Collections is Like a Hidden Treasure Hunt." The Gazette (Cedar Rapids), August 4, 2008. http://www.gazetteonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ article?AID=/20080804/NEWS/413671225/0/r ss04 Includes 4 videos: How to salvage flood-damaged photos How to salvage flood-damaged LP’s, CD’s and DVD’s How to repair flood damaged books How to salvage flood damaged documents
Selected Bibliography Byers, Fred R. Care and Handling of CDs and DVDs: a Guide for Librarians and Archivists. Council on Library and Information Resources and National Institute for Standards and Technology, October 2003. http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub121/contents.html Cylinder, Disc, and Tape Care in a Nutshell. Library of Congress Preservation, viewed 20 January 2009. http://www.loc.gov/preserv/care/record.html Finch, Lorraine and John Webster. Caring for CDs and DVDs. National Preservation Office, British Library, July 2008. http://www.bl.uk/npo/pdf/cd.pdf Saving Sound: Identifying Endangered Recordings and Planning for the Preservation of Audio Collections. Chicago, Illinois: ALA/ALCTS, 2007. Includes presentations from the 2005, 2006 and 2007 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services conferences. Files in pdf, WORD, ppt, and wav. Compact disc, CD-ROM.
Preservation Beat http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/preservation/ Nancy E. Kraft University of Iowa Libraries Preservation 100 Main Library Iowa City, IA 52242-1420 319/335-5286 FAX 319/335-5900 email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/preservation/ http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/preservation/
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