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Re: [ARSCLIST] Recommended CD-R's (and risks associated with their use)

Dear Jim and all,

When it comes to using CD-R's and DVD-R's as storage media, do consult this
new publication (as of september 2006) published by the UNESCO SubCommittee
on Technology :

"Risks Associated with the Use of Recordable CDs and DVDs as
Reliable Storage Media in Archival Collections - Strategies
and Alternatives" (editor Kevin Bradley)


(If you have trouble with the long link, I suggest you go to
and do a search with key words: Risks Associated - or - Reliable Storage

Soundly yours,

Jacqueline von Arb
Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound

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Date: 10/22/2006 06:24PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Recommended CD-R's


I would appreciate recommendations on what type or make and model (if
applicable) of CD-R blanks that (1) have shown the least reliability
problems batch
to batch, (2) have higher expected lifetimes and (3) lack high-contrast or
raised graphics on them (which tend to telescope through the paper labels I
sometimes use).

Thanks in advance for your experience.

Jim Long
Telex/EVMichigan remote

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