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Volume: 10 | Article ID: art00030
International Standards and off Line Archiving Through the use of Recordable Optical Discs
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2013.10.1.art00030  Published OnlineJanuary 2013

What does the phrase “CD-R, DVD-R Recordable Optical Discs” bring to mind? Does it have negative connotations like “old technology”, “limited capacity” or “unreliable archiving?” If it does, then you need to take another look at this technology. Recordable optical disc technology is an established technology that is widely regarded as a state-of-the-art solution used on servers, medical instrumentation and for “must not be altered” data storage needed for trials and law enforcement records. Furthermore, DVD-R capacity (4.7 GB) is enough to store approximately 20,000 PDF pages, assuming 250 KB per page (up to 50,000 pages with compression). It is also enough capacity for 120 minutes of digital master sound data (24-bit, 96 kHz). DVD-R's are an excellent storage solution and provide sufficient capacity when organization size and purpose is taken into consideration. DVD-R is also a solution for long-term archiving. We will discuss three extremely important things you should know about archiving using recordable optical discs.

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Masatoshi Inui, "International Standards and off Line Archiving Through the use of Recordable Optical Discsin Proc. IS&T Archiving 2013,  2013,  pp 137 - 142,

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