Accession Number : ADA299906

Title :   Guide to Multimedia Storage (Le Guide des Memoires Multimedia).

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA299906

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The guide to multimedia is a review of the current storage devices available for accessing, retrieving, and storing information. The discussion addresses. The principal devices available. A selected bibliography is provided as a reference tool for further inquiry. The type of multimedia devices used in an information storage and retrieval environment will vary with the size of the collection, the demand for information, and the retrieval capability required. While there are several methods of storage available, ease of access, cost, reading and writing capabilities, and durability are a few of the issues that should be addressed in determining the needs of an information center. This guide provides information on twelve major storage devices. A description is provided on their benefits, limitations, durability, platform capabilities, comparison, storage capacity, physical characteristics, data capacity, ease of use, copying capability, cataloguing rules and data standards. There are three major groupings to this guide. The first is optical storage capability. CD-ROM, optical disk, and photo CD are reviewed. The second is magnetic storage. This grouping includes magnetic tape, video tape, tape cassette and cartridge, floppy disk, hard disk, and removable storage systems. The third grouping is defined as other media storage. Photo media, audio material and motion picture comprise this group. Regardless of the storage device used, the key is effective management to enable immediate access to information when required.

Descriptors :   *MEDIA, *OPTICAL STORAGE, NATO, ENVIRONMENTS, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), TOOLS, COSTS, MEMORY DEVICES, FRENCH LANGUAGE, SOUND, INFORMATION CENTERS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, STANDARDS, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, ACCESS, TAPES, DISKS, WRITING, MAGNETIC MATERIALS, MAGNETIC TAPE, PHOTOGRAPHS, CASSETTES, VIDEO TAPES, MOTION PICTURES, REPRODUCTION(COPYING).

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE