10.0873 CD-ROM life expectancy

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 21 Apr 1997 22:38:45 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 873.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Hartmut Krech <kr538@zfn.uni-bremen.de> (15)
Subject: CD-R Life Expectancy

Further to my query regarding the stability of dyes employed in
home-made CD-Recordables I would like to inform the list of
the possibility to access research reports and other relevant
information at the following URL address


A research report by CD-R manufacturer TDK made available by the
CD Information Center seems to show that metal-stabilized dyes
have an average life expectancy of at least seventy years (if
stored under normal conditions) according to the accelerated
aging tests that have found wide acceptance for photographic
colour materials.

Thank you for your attention.

Dr. Hartmut Krech
Bremen, Germany