Two items I could use some advice on.
I am the Ed Tech at an elementary school on Camp Lejeune, the Marine Corps Base in North Carolina. Many of our students have one or more parents deployed, and if things slow down a little we would like to send CDs to the deployed parents with video/audio clips, and photos of the students/events at the school. I am concerned about the durability of CDs sent to locations where the temps will soon be way over 100F, and that's in the shade. I'm sure these CDs will face abuse and mistreatment and I want to use disks that are as durable as possible. What I've read indicates Taiyo Yuden, but maybe someone has experience with these conditions and can make a recommendation.
That brings me to my second item--can anyone recommend somewhere we an buy the above CDs at a reasonable price. Problem is, we can't use school money, and we can't do rebates using PTO funds. I'm looking to get somewhere around 500 CDs right now. Any suggestions would be appreciated as I'm trying to do this on a shoestring budget. Thanks. Jim.