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CD-rom longevity

From: Barbara N. Brown <bnbrown>
Date: Friday, July 14, 1995
In reference to Rab Jackson's query for a colleague concerning the
longevity of CD-ROM's, and concerning the longevity of digital media
in general, I think the following article is worth reading:
"Ensuring the Longevity of Digital Documents", by Jeff Rothenberg,
in the January 1995 issue of _Scientific American_, pp. 42-47.

    **** Moderator's comments:   This article was cited in Cons
    DistList Instance: 9:9 (and thanks to Luis Nadeau for catching
    the typo. It was obviously the 1995 issue, not the 1985 issue).
    But this is a good chance to mention that there are some
    responses to that article by Jim Wheeler and John W.C. Bogart,
    in Conservation OnLine. Via WWW you'll find them at
    http://palimpsest.stanford.edu (there's a link on the welcome
    page). Gopher users should connect to palimpsest.stanford.edu
    and select
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            storage media

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