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28 June 1999 Evaluation of DVD-R for archival applications
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For more than a decade, CD-ROM and CD-R have provided an unprecedented level of reliability, low cost and cross-platform compatibility to support federal data archiving and distribution efforts. However, it should be remembered that years of effort were required to achieve the standardization that has supported the growth of the CD industry. Incompatibilities in the interpretation of the ISO-9660 standard on different operating systems had to be dealt with, and the imprecise specifications in the Orange Book Part II and Part III led to incompatibilities between CD-R media and CD-R recorders. Some of these issues were presented by the authors at Optical Data Storage ’95. The major current problem with the use of CD technology is the growing volume of digital data that needs to be stored. CD-ROM collections of hundreds of volumes and CD-R collections of several thousand volumes are becoming almost too cumbersome to be useful.
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Michael D. Martin and Jason J. Hyon "Evaluation of DVD-R for archival applications", Proc. SPIE 3864, Joint International Symposium on Optical Memory and Optical Data Storage 1999, 38640R (28 June 1999);


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