I would appreciate some advice on this:
I work in a graphics department that gets lots of artwork on cds and dvds from clients. We have about 2000 cds/dvds right now and our collection is continually growing. Right now we are keeping the cds in fat cd wallets and keeping them on bookshelves in the back room. We copy most files to our server, then the cd/dvd is kept as a back up and cataloged for searching.
Unfortunately, it gets hot as hell in our office during the summer, up into the 80's (F) even with the AC on. We get lots of sunlight as well.
Recently, 3 DVDs went bad on us (luckily after we had already gotten our data off of them). The were different brands, burnt on different machines in other cities, etc. A real mystery, so our IT guy was thinking that it was the heat causing damage.
We were thinking of buying a refrigerator and controlling the temperature that way. Does anyone know of a more "professional" option? Or a better idea?
Thanks for your help!