Care and Handling of CDs and DVDs: A Guide for Librarians and
Archivists was authored by Fred Byers of the
Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of
Standards. Both reports were issued
recently by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).
by Fred R. Byers
(10/03, 48 pp.) $15
This report describes in nontechnical language the
of CDs and DVDs now in use, how they are made, and
they work. It then distills current industry
knowledge about disc
longevity, conditions that affect life expectancy,
and how to care
for optical media. The guide is amply illustrated
and includes a
glossary and bibliography.
The guide's author, Fred R. Byers, is a technical
staff member in
the Convergent Information Systems Division of the
Technology Laboratory at NIST.
The guide was written for use by librarians and
however, it will be equally useful to any business
wishing to safeguard CD or DVD collections.
Order Care and Handling of CDs and DVDs: A Guide
for Librarians and Archivists here!
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