Jim- Thanks for pointing this out. It is about what the title says: "care and handling" -- but it doesn't go into the 'care' issues of how best to make a recordable CD/DVD.
The document is strictly about best care subsequent to recording/manufacture of a CD or DVD. So don't expect anything about block error rates or colour dyes or what kind of blank CD is 'best' -- this is a "shelf-care" document.
Having said that, from a quick skim it's very thorough within its scope, and explains a lot about the construction of CD / DVDs, to give a solid rationale for its recommendations.
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> The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a 52 page
> document titled "Care and Handling for the Preservation of CDs and DVDs--a guide
> for Librarians and Archivists".
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