RE: [Videolib] Styrofoam

Gena Zelenka (
Fri, 8 Aug 2003 08:57:44 -0500

You could cover the styrofoam OR use covered egg cartons like we do. Works great! Gena

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Handman []
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Videolib] Styrofoam

Styrofoam shreds over time, John...think I'd avoid it.


At 03:03 PM 8/7/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi all
>I have a question. I am in process of reconfiguring my shelves so our
>vhs tapes will stand vertically rather than horizontally. (I read in
>Gary's book that that is better.) The shelves however are deep and to
>keep the tapes close to the edge, I was going to get some styrofoam to
>make spacers to put behind the tapes. Is there any problem using
>styrofoam this way, it doesn't offgas anything that will deteriorate my
>ancient VHS collection?
>John H. Streepy
>Media Assistant III
>Library-Media Circulation
>Central Washington University Library
>400 E. 8th AVE
>Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548
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Gary Handman
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Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

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