Thanks for the explanation. I feel MUCH better!
At some point, you will probably junk original recordings. If you buy
solid-state recorders with or without removable memory, you won't be
archiving that - at least I hope not due to the costs.
Although I conceptually treat MDs the same way as my digi cam flash
cards, I might suggest a multi-drawer media cabinet -- I have one
with inserts that fit DAT or MD. My DATs and MDs are in those
drawers. A creative solution I saw for cassettes was recycling oak
card catalog cases from the library. Normally I would not suggest
wood, but in this case they were old enough and seasoned enough that
I don't think they were going to outgas much. Besides, the cassettes
were being copied to gold CD-R within a couple of years (now done).
Richard L. Hess [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada http://www.richardhess.com/
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