The Latest in IT Security

The Library of Congress is destroying CDs to protect CDs

14
May
2014

Fenella France, chief of preservation research and testing at the Library of Congress, and her colleagues are trying to determine how compact discs (CDs) age in order to preserve them. The Atlantic reports that researchers are experimenting on non-library CDs so as to identify how best to care for library collections. Some specimens are being put through \destructive aging tests.\ For example, two ostensibly identical music CDs were subjected to temperatures of 175 degrees and a relative humidity of 70 percent for 500 hours. Additionally, she explained that recordable CDs are more prone to complicated degradation issues while DVDs are less stable than CDs due to their higher data capacity.

Comments are closed.

Categories

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020
WHITE PAPERS

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...

Featured

Archives

Latest Comments