Mudcat Café message #764057 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #47161   Message #764057
Posted By: GUEST,JTT
12-Aug-02 - 06:35 PM
Thread Name: TECH: How long do CDRs last?
Subject: RE: TECH: How long do CDRs last?
There was a story about a year ago about libraries panicking and backing up all the material they had stored on CDR, putting it on to something else - hard drives? - as well.

The reason was a fungus that attacks the surface of CDs, making them unreadable.

Not sure where the story was, maybe the Guardian or the BBC.