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Microform & Digitization Review

Preservation and Access Issues for Cultural Heritage Institutions

Editor-in-Chief: Middleton, Ken

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Volume 31, Issue 4 (Dec 2002)


Basic Strategy for Acetate Film Preservation

James M. Reilly
Published Online: 2007-11-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/MFIR.2002.117

This article provides an overview of environmental specifications for film storage. It explains the relationship between temperature, relative humidity (RH), and ‘vinegar syndrome,’ the slow chemical decomposition of acetate plastics leading to loss of their value in a film collection. Its main purpose is to help collection managers evaluate the quality of the storage environment they provide for their film.

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Published Online: 2007-11-28

Published in Print: 2002-12-01

Citation Information: Microform & Imaging Review, ISSN (Print) 0949-5770, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/MFIR.2002.117.

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