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.
University of Washington Libraries
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?
> 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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