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CD-RW standard announced

Library Systems Newsletter [December 1996]

The Optical Storage Technology Association has announced agreement on a standard for rewritable CD-ROM drives. The new standard refers to the technology as CD-RW (CD-ReWritable), rather than as erasable CD-ROM. The new standard incorporates the earlier UDF (universal disk format) as the standard disk format.

Adoption of the standard means that disks created on a CD-RW drive can be read on conventional CD-ROM and DVD (digital videodisk) drives.

Philips and Ricoh will bring their CD-RW drives to market in early 1997. Prices are expected to be just below $1,000 per unit. Later in the year, when Hewlett-Packard, Mitsubishi, and Sony introduce their products, prices are expected to drop to under $800 per unit. In 1998, prices should drop to $500 or less.

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Publication Year:1996
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 16 Number 12
Issue:December 1996
Page(s):99
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: CD-ROM standards
CD-ROM recordable
ISSN:0277-0288
Record Number:5501
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Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00
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