Many listeners have migrated their music CDs to their computers. Care for the computer music files as you would all digital files. For those who still maintain a CD collection, store your discs vertically as in a bookshelf in their original packaging. Protect discs from scratches and fingermarks by handling with care and put back in their cases after listening. If creating your own music discs label them with a non-solvent pen created for this purpose rather than a label. For more information check out www.cool.conservation-us.org/bytopic/audio/
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