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Re: [AV Media Matters] CD labelling

I use a marker made by (or at least branded) Apogee, says it is recommended
for CD-R.

Joe Salerno
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----- Original Message -----
From: <Francis.Good@nt.gov.au>
To: "AV Media Matters" <AV-Media-Matters@topica.com>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 2:15 AM
Subject: [AV Media Matters] CD labelling

>Please excuse if this has been covered before, but what kind of labelling do
>people recommend for the (non-data) surface of CD-R disks destined for archival
>preservation?  I refuse to use those stick-on ones--I've seen a couple of nasty
>messes inside CD readers when the glue broke down or just didn't work or
>whatever.  The CD-R surface won't take such things as conventional ball-point,
>so I've been using a Staedtler Lumocolor permanent pen.  It takes to the
>surface, but I wonder how stable it is over time, whether it might flake or
>give off damaging gasses.  I'm assuming nothing untoward is likely to happen in
>the medium term, but I wonder about the long-term effects.  Does anyone have
>any recommendations?

>Mr Francis Good
>Archivist (Oral Records)
>Northern Territory Archives Service
>GPO Box 874
>DARWIN   NT   0801
>Tel: +61-8-8924-7651
>Fax: +61-8-8924-7660
>E-mail: francis.good@nt.gov.au

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