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  Author(s) Byers, F.R.
  Book title Care and handling of CDs and DVDs: a guide for librarians and archivists
  Journal/series CLIR report; 121
  Place of publication Washington DC
  Year of publication 2003
  Publisher Council on Library and Information Resources /National Institute of Standards and Technology
  Pages 48
  ISBN 1-932326-04-9
  Language English
  Abstract A very informative, complete overview of resources from the industry*s accumulated knowledge base and NIST studies on optical disks (CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW). Presents technical explanations and guidelines that will maximize the lifetime and usefulness of optical discs. Topic areas include: preventing premature degradation; preventing information loss; CD and DVD structure; life expectancy; and conditions that affect optical discs. Discusses risk factors, environment, handling and care in great detail, with numerous illustrations, and offers practical advice balancing requirements for easy access and archival storage. Includes a glossary, a handy quick reference guide that can be distributed to staff, and many boxed summaries and guidelines for easy reference. Assembled by the Convergent Information Systems Division (CISD) of the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for librarians, archivists, Government agencies, and other end users, with support of the Council on Library and Information resources, Washington.
  URL http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub121/pub121.pdf

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