Hoover Archivists Pioneer The Field Of Audio Preservation

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Designing a Housing for Horizontal Storage of Cracked or Broken Phonograph Discs

Hoover’s audio holdings and innovative preservation efforts were featured in the spring edition of the ARSC Journal in an article by Hoover sound recording specialist Brandon Burke. His article "Designing a Housing for Horizontal Storage of Cracked or Broken Phonograph Discs” outlines the specifications, functionality, and implementation of a housing designed by Hoover archivists and conservators to accommodate cracked, broken, and/or badly delaminating instantaneous phonograph discs.

Accompanied by photographs, design specifications, and a materials list, the article serves as a case study and how-to guide for archivists and conservators requiring storage solutions for a medium that, while esoteric today, played the ubiquitous role cassettes and recordable CD’s did in their respective heydays.

Copies of the Spring 2018 issue (Vol. 49, No. 1) are available at most academic libraries and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections website.