Separating audiovisual materials from papers is important for several reasons.
- Saves on space, particularly if there are significant quantities of like formats.
- Reduces the risk of one format potentially damaging another, due either to physical contact or chemical reaction, and, perhaps most critically…
- Reduces the risk of original audiovisual materials being called to the reading room. Ensure that all boxes containing audiovisual material are marked as non-circulating in the catalog.