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ARSCLIST March 2019

Subject:

Re: DVD rescue

From:

Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 5 Mar 2019 23:36:39 -0700

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>>> As for the labels that were used at the insistence of our head of cataloging,
>>> they were placed at the outside edge of the disc and were approximately 1/2 inch wide.

>> I think most of us understood implicitly that the subject was paper stick-on printable
>> labels the full size of the disc. There was never any question in my mind,

There was a question in my mind, and I was correct. Not all of the
questions were about the full labels.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] DVD rescue
From: Karl Miller <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, March 05, 2019 1:39 pm
To: [log in to unmask]

My question refers to the use of printers on the top surface of CDR's,
whether that surface is a white coating or, in the case of MAM-A Gold
Archive discs, some of which do not have any additional coating. Is
there any likelihood of those surfaces being compromised (long term)
when printed on.
As for the labels that were used at the insistence of our head of
cataloging, they were placed at the outside edge of the disc and were
approximately 1/2 inch wide. Not only did they ruin the balance of the
disc, when people inserted them into CD changers, the labels would start
to peel as the slots on some of those machines were very narrow.
Occasionally the reflective surface of the disc would peel as well.
Sometimes when the labels peeled, one could see that the glue from the
label had left tiny pits in the reflective surface of the disc. The
library bought some machine that supposedly would "re coat" the discs.
In some instances they would play one or two more times.
And while we are on the subject...is there any pen or marker that is
"safe" for CDRs?
Karl On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 11:33:12 AM CST, Lou Judson
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I think most of us understood implicitly that the subject was paper
stick-on printable labels the full size of the disc. There was never any
question in my mind, and they were a hassle and a problem in the early
CD/DVD burning years.

When white printable CDs/DVDs came along and inexpoensive printers, it
all got so much better!

But then I am an audio engineer, not a librarian, so no confusion for
me.
<L>
Lou Judson
Intuitive Audio
415-883-2689

On Mar 5, 2019, at 7:57 AM, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> it might be helpful when asking a question or stating your situation,
> that you define and describe what you mean by "label". Do you mean the
> paper label that covers the entire surface that used to be called the
> Stomp On, or a small plastic or metal tag with a bar code or library ID,
> or something else? Tags unbalanced the disc and should never have been
> used anyway The only acceptable ones were small rings that only covered
> the center before the data.
> I am concerned with what Steve Smolian mentioned about white top discs
> Do you mean the printable discs?
>
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]

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