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Subject: CD-Recordable discs unreadable in less than two years
From: LVarendorff <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Fri, 24 Oct 2003 10:07:14 +0800
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Dear Colleagues,

I have posted several items in the past in regard to the horror stories
of the actual or anticipated problems with the longevity LE of CD's but
the article available at http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/7751 which states:
"The Dutch PC-Active magazine has done an extensive CD-R quality test.
For the test the magazine has taken a look at the readability of discs,
thirty different CD-R brands, that were recorded twenty months ago. The
results were quite shocking as a lot of the discs simply couldn't be
read anymore." sends a shiver up my spine. The article is also
documented in greater detail in the November 2003 edition of APC
"Australian Personal Computer" on page 18. There is even more bad news
[if that is possible]"Recordable DVD's are even more susceptible to
deterioration".

For those who speak Dutch or have a good translator, the Dutch PC-Active
site for the original article is
http://www.pc-active.nl/toonArtikel.asp?artikelID=508

The statement by RAND researcher, Jeff Rothenberg in Scientific American
some years back, "to say that digital information lasts forever-or five
years, whichever comes first" appears to be a truism if this Dutch
research proves to be accurate.

Maybe the transfer of digital data to 16 or 35mm microfilm is the only
long term viable answer to store our archival data requirements as the
Microfilm and other Preservation Professionals keep telling us!

Yours Sincerely, Laurie Varendorff

Mr Daniel Lawrance [Laurie] Varendorff, ARMA
A Records Management Professional, and proud of the fact!
Consultant/Trainer/Tutor/Presenter: Records and Information Management
Imaging and Micrographic Specialist: 29 years experience
The Varendorff Consultancy
ABN: 77 836 801 165
27 Ronneby Rd, Lesmurdie, Western Australia 6076 - AUSTRALIA
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