CD lifespans

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Wed Oct 30 08:23:22 CST 2002

Last year, I think, there was a long, long discussion about media for saving taxonomic information, durability of those media, etc.

An article in the Edmonton Journal yesterday stated that few computer-burned CDs will last longer than 5 years.  The advice was to put all data to be saved into several different storage systems.  Also advised to resave the data onto new CDs at least every 3 years.  Interestingly, hard copy was not discussed.

Robin Leech
Edmonton, Alberta

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