WTB: PDP-8/e handbook

steven at malikoff.com steven at malikoff.com
Tue Nov 29 01:54:02 CST 2016

> There are two issues, the binding glue drying and cracking, the other is
> high acid paper.
> Allison

As mentioned these old handbooks were printed on high acidity paper, not quite
as cheap as newspaper but certainly not considered to last.
I had heard years ago about 'preservation paper' which was alkaline sheets
that are placed in between these sorts of old pages, but a quick search hasn't
turned up anything. The Library of Congress takes a more thorough approach by
dipping the book in a Magnesium Oxide solution

Probably not for the inexperienced archivist as how do you get the pages ironed
properly after it has dried out :). Long-term storage through digital means ie.
bitsavers and wide distribution is it seems going to last the longest (thank you


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