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The Library of Congress is wrecking CDs to learn how to save them

14
May
2014

Like it or not, CDs rot over time — your well-worn copy of Soundgardens Superunknown might not play anymore. Just how they rot is frequently a mystery, though, which is why the Library of Congress is currently destroying CDs (including those you donate) in hopes of improving its archival techniques. Researchers are using a combination of artificial aging tests and simple observations to see what factors trigger decay, sometimes with surprising results.

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