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Steve,

The report did not intend suggest that DVD be considered a storage standard.
It stated that DVDs were beginning to replace CDs. This is an
acknowledgement of the push by companies toward DVD Audio as a consumer
medium, not an archival medium. The context in which DVDs are entioned inthe
report is within the discussion of sampling rates, not archival media.

Sam

On 3/24/06, Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> This report suggests the use of DVDs, recorded at 24/96, be considered as
> a standard on which preservation work would be stored.
>
> We know from last year's (?) NIST report on optical media longevity that
> the only medium truly capable of long-term, reliable storage is a CD with a
> gold reflective layer.  Unless it slipped past my radar, there is no such
> recordable DVD at present.  Using a DVD for long-term stoage appears as much
> of a gamble as using anything but gold for similarly intended CD storage.
>
> It follows that archivally-intended projects for which the final storage
> medium is the DVD should also be preserved at 44.1/16 on gold CDs until
> there is a gold DVD on the market.
>
> Steven Smolian
>