Mudcat Café message #3707544 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #154408   Message #3707544
Posted By: Jim Carroll
08-May-15 - 11:30 AM
Thread Name: Bill Leader / Trailer Records
Subject: RE: Bill Leader / Trailer Records
I hadn't PFR, but I can only rely on our own experiences.
Some of our tape collection has survived for forty off years, often in the most appalling conditions, thanks to our ignorance.
At one time it was housed in a freezing cold warehouse for six months when we were made homeless by an incompetent solicitor (lets kill all the lawyers)
Over the last year I have been more concerned with shifting some of our CDs onto hard disc as the CG format is itself unstable - and don't get me started on external discs which crash.
The solution is to archive copies what you have with somebody as many times as you can in case of unforeseen occurrences.
I suggest that the least of your worries should be the state of the material at this stage.
Jim Carroll