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Re: [BKARTS] Drop spine box for single document

I think a sink mat or shallow tray would work better than a drop-spine
box for a "flat" document. It takes up less storage space, and it can
double as an exhibit frame.  You can make a nice-looking sink mat with a
hinge at the top(or left side) that opens flat to facilitate removal of
the document. The face mat would have a slightly smaller window to
conceal the layers surrounding the object. You can also make a matboard
cover sheet for storage. If the cover sheet is attached to the backboard
with a wide hinge, then you can fold it behind the backboard for
framing. You can also cut out contoured shapes in the window for pendant
seals at the bottom. 

Valinda Carroll
Preservation Manager
Harvey Library
Hampton University

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