Hi All,

I’m assuming Archival Gold DVD’s are still the choice for longevity?

Allison Munsell
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From: The NDSA organization list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Margaret Hedstrom
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:12 PM
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Hi all,

Heard a similar story on NPR last week.

Great to see this in the popular media!

Except that it perpetuates the myth that not using labels or writing on CD’s is the way to preserve digital information.  Were it so simple.


Margaret Hedstrom
Principal Investigator, Sustainable Environment - Actionable Data (SEAD)
School of Information, University of Michigan
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On Aug 28, 2014, at 8:43 AM, Kimberly A. Schroeder <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

Good morning all!

CBS This Morning is currently running a story on preserving CDs.  They were at the Library of Congress lab and the story was titled "Destroy to Preserve".

It is not on their website yet, but keep your eyes open!  They gave some helpful hints about not using labels and not writing on CDs.  They also showed how conservators are testing longevity via aging tests.

Great to see this in the popular media!


Kim Schroeder
Coordinator, Archival Program
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Wayne State University
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