For information on the relative stability of various DVD formats, you might ask
your local library to get you a copy of Joe Iraci's paper, "The Relative
Stabilities of Optical Disc Formats" in Restaurator Vol. 26, No. 2 (2005). I'm
sorry, I don't have the page numbers in front of me right now.
Quoting Steve Puntolillo <[log in to unmask]>:
> Hi --
> Thanks to Richard Hess for making me aware of this very unique list.
> Please forgive me if the topic of my question has already been covered.
> I run a facility dedicated to multitrack analog to digital transfers:
> The majority of our smaller transfer jobs are delivered on DVD-R. I've
> been "lurking" for a while and I know that the members of this list
> understand that safeguarding our digital assets requires a lot more
> involvement than writing files to a DVD-ROM and putting it up on a shelf
> somewhere. However, the reality is that the DVD-ROMs I supply to my
> clients will probably end up being their only backup. So, I want to do
> all I can to ensure their long-term survival.
> I was wondering if anyone in this group has any preference for /
> experience with "archival" DVD-Rs. Will they really survive error-free
> longer, or is this just marketing hype?
> I'm also interested to know if there is any type of storage container or
> storage practice that would enhance the reliability and / or longevity
> of DVD-Rs.
> -- Steve
> Steve Puntolillo
> Sonicraft Inc. - Analog and Digital Audio Services