film storage

Collette Ford (
Mon, 8 Oct 2001 18:29:02 -0700 (PDT)

Dear List Members,

We are discussing storing our films in compact shelving with special collections materials or sending them to a storage facility. To help with planning, I have several questions about film storage. I'm hoping that you can answer them or point me to an appropriate source of info.

1) is it best to store the film cannisters horizontally or vertically?
2) what is the optimal range for temp and humidity?
3) will the fumes of the aging/degrading film damage paper, if the film is stored in close proximity to special collections materials?

Many thanks,


Collette C. Ford Multimedia Resources Center Librarian Main Library P.O. Box 19557 Irvine, CA 92623-9557 Phone: 949-824-8929 FAX: 949-824-5740 Email: