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The Library of Congress is investigating the aging of CD-Audio media using
an accelerated aging process.

http://www.loc.gov/preservation/resources/rt/studyofCDlongevity.pdf

Here is one of many articles from the last few days about it, "The Library
of Congress is destroying CDs to save CDs"

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/14/5715972/how-do-cds-age-research


Those interested in donating old CDs to Library of Congress for destructive
testing can email [log in to unmask]


--Rebecca


On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM, Mark Durenberger <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Oh man I'm with you on the vulnerability of the Cloud!  Back up your
> important stuff on two or three different (currently-playable) media and
> store them off-site (in one or more places).  Refresh as needed.
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Mark Durenberger, CPBE
>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Tom Fine
>
> And wait until the majority of people have all their personal photos in
> "the cloud" and something goes very wrong like a cyber-warfare attack or
> something. I don't believe data can be "permanently" backed up in a way
> where it's easily
> retreivable like a printed book or black and white photo negative. It's
> much more a hope and pray
> thing with digital data, no matter how "fail safe" one thinks his system
> might be.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>