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Re: [AV Media Matters] CD labelling

Linda Tadic
Manager, Digital Library
(212) 512-5902

In a message dated 5/2/2001 11:30:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
salernoj@swbell.net writes:

>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 o happen in the medium term, but I wonder about the long-term
>effects.  Does nyone have ny 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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