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We're using the STIL cases to enclose our gold preservation CD-Rs.  As
Richard notes, for this purpose we don't need a way to keep an insert with
the disc.  However, when we were pooling our collective departmental
resources to purchase a skid of the cases, the UGA music collections
librarian opted out, since he needed a good way to keep the tray insert in
the case, and the STIL case clearly falls short here (although I think it's
fair to say that given their focus on preservation they probably thought
this was a minor consideration -- maybe they'll rethink it...)

Regarding labeling, we write our ID number on the spine, and put a
foil-backed label with more info on the front of the case.  I'm finding this
works really well.

Best,

Craig

Craig Breaden
Media Assets Archivist
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Main Library
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA  30602-1641
706-542-5782 (phone)
706-542-4144 (fax)
www.libs.uga.edu/russell/russell.html


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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The STiL Case

At 09:28 AM 2007-02-08, Martin Fisher wrote:
>Wonder if all designers/suppliers of alternative CD storage devices go 
>home and trash or chop up their own tray cards or other graphics??
>
>The only practical solutions I've seen are made from pvc which is 
>thought to be detrimental to CDs.

Hello, Martin,

That is a good point, but I think the STiL case has many advantages for
people making CD-Rs which don't often come with tray cards or inserts (at
least the ones I make don't usually come with the paper).

Besides, with gold CD-Rs offering an allegedly 5-8 X life expectancy over
manufactured CDs, this case might be useful for that.

I have been looking at the STiL cases and while they are intriguing, I have
not had (m)any standard jewel cases trashed by shipping (I've received no
complaints).

Cheers,

Richard


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