[Videolib] archiving music to CD

R. Hertzler (rhertz@u.washington.edu)
Tue, 13 Jul 2004 10:26:53 -0700 (PDT)


One of our Music Librarians, who is in charge of the Music Library
Listening Center here at UW, has done some benchmarking and research into
archival-quality CDs, and it appears that the Mitsui Gold discs have the
about the best track record out there for error-free dubbing and
longevity. I can't remember the studies he consulted for this
information, but could probably dig that info up if you need it.

Randy Hertzler
University of Washington Libraries
Seattle, WA

On Tue, 13 Jul 2004, Bergman, Barbara J wrote:

> I had this question below from our music librarian about what of kind of
> CD should be used to archive old performance recordings. Any of you fine
> folks have any knowledge or experience with similar projects?
> Barb
> +++++++
> We are preparing to continue a project that was started several years
> ago--transferring faculty recitals recorded on reel-to-reel tape (many
> of them dating back about thirty years) to CD format. When the library
> worked on this project a couple of years ago, we were using
> audio-quality CDs, but lately we have been told that it would be better
> to use gold-based media.
> Needless to say, gold quality CDs are considerably more expensive than
> what we had been using so we would like confirmation that the gold is
> worth the extra money.
> We would appreciate any information you can give about the products you
> are using for sound preservation and, if possible, information about the
> vendors you have worked with and their prices. Thank you for any help
> you can offer.
> Lynne Weber
> Minnesota State University, Mankato
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