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TS197.5.L64d 2002
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TITLE: The Darwin shipping container trial : report and results / Ted Ling, National Archives of Australia.
AUTHOR: Ling, Ted.
PUBLISHED: [Canberra] PARBICA, [2002].
DESCRIPTION: 16 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
NOTES: "November 2002."
NOTES: The possible use of shipping containers for record storage was raised at the PARBICA 8 General Conference in Fiji in August 1999. It was thought that containers might provide a low cost alternative to more expensive purpose built record storage repositories. Shipping containers were known to be in plentiful supply in all Pacific countries and furthermore were relatively cheap to acquire, establish and maintain. A 20 ft container was purchased and installed in March 2001. A decision was made to insulate but not aircondition the container because some countries cannot guarantee the regular supply of electricity needed to power an airconditioning unit. Approximately 150 boxes of records were stored inside the container along with two dataloggers. One of the dataloggers was placed on a shelf and the other inside a box. They were set to record temperature and relative humidity levels at regular intervals. Control data provided by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology consisted of similar readings taken at the nearby Darwin airport.
NOTES: Also available via the World Wide Web.
SUBJECT: Containers--Australia.
SUBJECT: Archival materials--Australia storage.
ADDED ENTRY: International Council on Archives. Pacific Regional Branch.

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