ERIC Number: ED242316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Care and Handling of Computer Magnetic Storage Media.
Geller, Sidney B.
Intended for use by data processing installation managers, operating personnel, and technical staff, this publication provides a comprehensive set of care and handling guidelines for the physical/chemical preservation of computer magnetic storage media--principally computer magnetic tapes--and their stored data. Emphasis is placed on media handling methods and environmental conditions which should be instituted as part of day-to-day and long-term archival storage activities. Also considered are measures which can be initiated during media transit and in the aftermath of catastrophic or uncontrollable events. Chapters present recommendations for: (1) computer magnetic media care and handling; (2) the preparation, storage, and reactivation phases of magnetic tape long-term storage; (3) scheduled maintenance of computer magnetic tapes, with information on computer tape errors, types of maintenance equipment, and tape rehabilitation; (4) use of tape management systems (TMS)--software systems which control the flow of computer tapes through the data processing system; and (5) the operation of clean rooms. Appendices present information on tape handling and environmental effects, and technical data on computer magnetic tape recording and magnetic media particles. A 41-item bibliography and a list of symbols and abbreviations are also provided. (Author/ESR)
Descriptors: Archives, Computer Software, Computer Storage Devices, Data Processing, Environmental Influences, Guidelines, Information Storage, Magnetic Tapes, Preservation, Storage
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 003-003-02486-4, $5.50).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC. Inst. for Computer Sciences and Technology.