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Publication on care and handling of CDs and DVDs

From: Jean D. Portell <jeandp>
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2006
Conservators seeking reliable sources of information about the best
ways to choose, use, and store recordable optical discs for
preserving their text and image records may wish to download the
following two PDF files. They were produced for the (USA's) National
Institute of Standards and Technology.

    "Care and Handling of CDs and DVDs: A Guide for Librarians and
    Archivists"
    by Fred R. Byers (2003) 50 pages
    <URL:http://www.itl.nist.gov/
        div895/carefordisc/CDandDVDCareandHandlingGuide.pdf>

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        for email. There should be no newline.

    "Stability Comparison of Recordable Optical Discs: A Study of
    Error Rates in Harsh Conditions"
    by Oliver Slattery et al (2004) 8 pages
    <URL:http://www.itl.nist.gov/div895/gipwog/StabilityStudy.pdf>

Jean D. Portell
Brooklyn, NY


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