[Videolib] Storing Videotapes Under Plastic

Gena Zelenka (gzelenka@park-ridge.lib.il.us)
Wed, 23 Jul 2003 15:12:05 -0500

Greetings,

I have a HUGE concern regarding the temporary storage of videotapes. Our library will be closed for 6 weeks starting September 1st as we are going through an asbestos abatement project. Instead of moving out the entire audiovisual collection to a storage area they plan on wrapping the stacks first in plastic, then in plywood, then in plastic again.

Has anyone heard of or experienced this being done to their collection? My concern is that without an HVAC system going there will be no air and if it gets hot...what happens to the tapes, CDs and DVDs? Can anyone advise?

Thanks,
Gena

Gena K. Zelenka
A/V and Adult Programming Librarian
Reader Services
PARK RIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY
20 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847-825-3123 x389
Fax: 847-825-0001
gzelenka@park-ridge.lib.il.us <mailto:gzelenka@park-ridge.lib.il.us>

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