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Care and handling of CDs and DVDs : a guide for librarians and archivists

Author: Fred R Byers; National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.); Council on Library and Information Resources.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Council on Library and Information Resources ; Gaithersburg, Md. : National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2003.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
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Byers, Fred R.
Care and handling of CDs and DVDs.
Washington, D.C. : Council on Library and Information Resources ; Gaithersburg, Md. : National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2003
(OCoLC)603671665
Online version:
Byers, Fred R.
Care and handling of CDs and DVDs.
Washington, D.C. : Council on Library and Information Resources ; Gaithersburg, Md. : National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2003
(OCoLC)607164282
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred R Byers; National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.); Council on Library and Information Resources.
ISBN: 1932326049 9781932326048
OCLC Number: 180777289
Notes: "October 2003."
Printed from the CLIR website.
Description: vi, 42 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Scope of this guide --
Use of terms: information, content, and data --
Comparative stability of optical discs and other media --
CDs and DVDs: operation and variety --
2. Ensuring that your digital content remains available --
3. Disc structure --
Polycarbonate (plastic) substrate layer --
Data layer --
Date layer in ROM discs --
Data layer in R discs --
Data layer in RW and RAM discs --
Metal (reflective) layer --
Metal layer in RW, ROM, and RAM discs --
Metal layer in R discs --
Metal layers in double-layer DVD-ROM discs --
Lacquer (metal protective) layer (CDs) --
Optional surface layer --
4. How long can you store CDs and DVDs and use them again? --
CD-ROM, DVD-ROM discs --
CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R discs --
CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM discs --
5. Conditions that affect CDs and DVDs --
Environmental conditions --
Temperature and relative humidity --
Light exposure --
Moisture --
Organic solvents --
Magnetism, X-rays, microwaves, and radiation --
Individual disc storage --
Surface-handling effects --
Scratches on the laser-reading side of CDs and DVDs --
Scratches on the label side of CDs --
Scratches on the label side of single-sided DVDs --
Fingerprints, smudges, dirt, and dust --
Marking --
Flexing --
Application of adhesive labels --
Disc surface printing --
Wear from disc play --
6. Cleaning.
Other Titles: Care and handling of compact discs and digital video discs
Responsibility: by Fred R. Byers.

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