There is a hub label for CDs that is available.  They are also available in an
acid free/foil backed version from University Products.  I have tried a couple
and they seem to work well.  This is what I intend to use to label our CDs and
the DVDs that we will be creating for an ongoing digitization project.  For us
this appears to be the best labeling solution.


Malcolm Rockwell wrote:

> Was it ever ascertained who, if anyone, manufactures a donut shaped label
> (appx. .0625" x 1.50" diameter) that can be used around that clear inner
> ring? I vaguely remember hearing of such a beast and I did a little research
> on this and came up blank.
> If the adhesive was found to be of archival quality it seems this would be a
> good solution for labelling archival CDs.
> I am not an archivist, but currently I label the container (I've been using
> either cardboard sleeves or full on jewel boxes) and leave the CD blank.
> Just have to be very careful handling them one at a time so as to not
> mis-file!
> Malcolm R
> *******
> Jerome Hartke wrote:
> > Stick-on labels can be very risky for long term storage unless they are
> > thoroughly tested first. Adhesives can degrade the information layer, or
> > the entire label can shrink/expand, and thus stress or even delaminate
> > the disc. Better to write on the clear inner ring using a soft tip
> > marker with water based ink.
> >
> > Jerry
> > Media Sciences, Inc.

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