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Re: [BKARTS] CD-R longevity and recording techniques for archival recordings

I wonder if technology able to read archivally stored
data will be available as long as the media and data are.

Since my first PC in 1981, I've seen the ability to
easily obtain & read two types of floppy disks and
three types of backup tapes disappear. I still have
the media volumes, but reading them is all but hopeless
without very expensive data recovery consultant help.

Alan Shalette

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gavin Stairs" <stairs@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 10:25 AM
Subject: CD-R longevity and recording techniques for archival recordings

| This inquiry is a bit off topic for this list, but I imagine several
of you|
| have experience in the matter, especially those who are librarians. I
| in the situation of recording cd-r images of a hard disk for deposit
in a
| university archive, and I wonder what the latest information is on
| longevity and recording techniques. Is the general recommendation
| the gold disks? Any brand preferences? Does recording speed have an
| effect? What lifetimes in controlled storage are to be expected?
| there studies available on the web?

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