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Re: [BKARTS] Dead-Media bogeyman + photo storage



I have been - originally unintentionally - using the multi-site backup
strategy that Dean mentions.  We have digital cameras exclusively, which
means all our family photos are electronic.  Every year I bind up 6 photo
albums with the best pictures of the year, and include a CD at the back with
the "short list" of 100 or so as well as the 30 that go into the album.  The
books go to sites in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Perth in Scotland, and the San
Francisco Bay Area  So in the event of all of our other data storage going
catastrophically wrong, the 100 best photos of our children from each year
are archived in 6 places.

Because the photos are all entirely electronic, we use a date-based
directory indexed by an HTML page that displays the thumbnails.

Abi
www.bookweb.sunpig.com
- the email of the species is deadlier than the mail -
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rodney Fry" <mandrfry@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: Dead-Media bogeyman + CD Longevity


> The longevity of CDs has been addressed on a number of Web sites - I
> was specifically interested in the best type for storing and passing on
> family photographs.
>
> Some  recent Web pages are;
> http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/products/storage/pcd/tech
> Info/permanence3.jhtml?id=3D0.1.18.18.13.6.6&lc=3Den
>
> http://www.beauphoto.com/frames/digital/news/cdr.html
>
> http://www.cdmediaworld.com/hardware/cdrom/cd_dye.shtml
>
> http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byform/mailing-lists/amia-
> l/2000/03/msg00137.html
>
> This is just a sample from a Google search with 50 sites per page
> selected!
>
> The best CDs on present knowledge appear to be gold film CDs,
> although the dyes have an impact and obviously the method of
> storage.   I bought some Kodak Digital Science CD-R last year and
> recently found in PC World here in the UK some Packard Bell CD-R
> Gold CDs, these were =A37.50 for 10.
>
> Rodney Fry
> Berks
> England
>
> On 21 Jun 2004 at 6:15, DT Fletcher wrote:
>
> > Interesting article that goes a long way towards explaining why we can
> > be certain that, unlike some other digital media,  CD media will be
> > around for a long time.
> ............................................................
> > using CDs for an estimated 80% of their information storage.   Because
> > of this, the National Institute of Standards and Testing (I think
> > that's right - I used to live right next door to the main facility of
> > NIST in Washington, DC) is finally getting around to conducting
> > longevity tests of CDs.
> >
........................................................................=
> ..
> > 4) no labels.  no printing.
> >
> > 5) use CD-safe markers.  There are several brands.  I like the TDK
> > one.
>
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