Reference Tapes

Most major brands of tape with good all round print-through and signal handling qualities may be used for the public reference copies of the record collection. On balance long play tape provides the maximum advantages of cost, durability and space economy.

Cassette tapes have certain advantages for reference purposes. They are less vulnerable to physical damage by inexperienced handlers; they provide a cheap, convenient and compact reference medium; and they can be easily 'detagged' as a safeguard against accidental erasure. General advice on selecting cassettes is given in section 1 above.