Speaking for CD and DVD digital archiving, it is also important to periodically test samples to detect any deterioration. Information on readable but marginal discs can then be transferred while accessible. I would assume that this would apply to any storage medium. Store-and-forget just does not work. Jerry Media Sciences, Inc. www.mscience.com > -----Original Message----- > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of George Blood > Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:36 AM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] ARSCLIST Digest - 18 Aug 2008 to 19 Aug 2008 > (#2008-226) > > Eric, > > When I have a little time, I'll continue the discussion on this > thread. In the meantime, this is definitely worth agreeing with. > This point cannot be made strongly enough. > > best, > G > > On Aug 20, 2008, at 12:00 AM, ARSCLIST automatic digest system wrote: > > > We just need to accept that once you go digital, you need > > to also commit to evolution and migration, and to the > > effort and costs associated with digital preservation.