April 22, 2004

Longevity Of CD Media

Longevity Of CD Media, Research At The Library Of Congress Basil Manns, and Chandru J. Shahani, Library of Congress, Washington DC, September 2003. (14 pages, PDF). "This paper focuses first and mostly on the natural aging of the Library’s existing CD-ROM, mostly audio, collection; and some initial findings of the on going accelerated aging studies dealing with both ROMs and re-writable CDs." (More at Slashdot -- "Myth of the 100 year CD-ROM".)
Chart shows BLER -- Block Error Rate for three test runs, 1996, 1999, and 2003. Posted by jajacobs at April 22, 2004 12:19 PM in: DL papers | TrackBack
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