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Re: lab spill

DT Fletcher wrote:

>Assuming that the writing can still be read, take pictures of the pages with
>a digital camera and transfer those images to a program such as pagemaker and
>then reprint the book and store all the images, and updates, on a CD-R.  Make
>several of these CD-Rs and store them in safe and separate locations.  If you
>had done this simple routine before the disaster then there would have been
>no disaster.
>NB: Ignore those who don't recommend using CD-Rs for storage purposes. They
>know not.
>DT Fletcher

>Well, sometimes they do know. Actually, there is a difference in
>reliability and longevity among CD-R media. The low priced CD-Rs
>with blue or green dyes, which have proven unstable over time, will
>last a year at most, and some only a few months; not good for
>archiving. For best results with archiving, those who "know"
>recommend paying a bit more and get the CD-Rs with GOLD dye (most
>brands distinguish these with names like "Gold" or something
>similar. The price difference isn't much; CD-Rs are still a great
>bargain when it comes to archiving and media storage, and the peace
>of mind is worth the extra $$. There are several technical articles
>about this problem at various websites for those who wish extra

Katie Harper
Ars Brevis Press
Cincinnati, Ohio

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your headlights go, but you can make the whole trip that way. -- E.
L. Doctorow

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