Permanency of CDs

Charles Hussey cgh at NHM.AC.UK
Wed Jun 27 12:41:50 CDT 2001


There is a news article on the BBC web site on a fungus attacking CD-ROMs.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1402000/1402533.stm

However, this only happens in certain storage conditions.

Of course there are plenty of organisms that will attack paper (including
specimen labels!)

Charles Hussey,

Head of Collections Systems Development,
Department of Library and Information Services,
The Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road,
London SW7 5BD
United Kingdom

Tel. +44 (0)207 942 5213
Fax. +44 (0)207 942 5559
e-mail c.hussey at nhm.ac.uk
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