> Are there any
> written standards for using DVD as a long term storage
No. There are no established standards for the longevity of DVD or CD. I
understand there is an ISO standard in the works, but it is still a draft.
The only standard that may pertain is "ANSI/NAPM IT9.21-199 Life Expectancy
of Compact Discs (CD-ROM) - Method for Estimating, Based on Effects of
Temperature and Relative Humidity."
(Virginia A. Jones, CRM)
Information Technology Division
Newport News Dept. of Public Utilities
Newport News, VA
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tammy Russo-Leschber [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 8:45 AM
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> Subject: Question: Are there any standards for DVD/Is DVD a viable
> archiv e medium?
> As a follow up to a question that was posted last September,
What is the
> life span of a DVD? Is CD preferred over DVD as a long-term
> storage medium?
> Question posed on 9/2002:
> The question has been raised to our RIM Department of the
> possibility of
> storing data/records on DVD's for long term archival. We
> have not used
> DVD's in the past. My question is...is this a proper storage
> medium? Has
> anyone started using DVD's for archival? Are there any
> anticipated issues
> of using DVD vs. CD? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> Tammy Russo-Leschber
> Dell|Records & Information Management
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