The Church Awakens: African Americans and the Struggle for Justice
The Church Awakens

Learn about the diversity of The Episcopal Church and the place of African Americans in defining its identity. Visit, roam and leave a reflection at this permanent and evolving exhibit on the Church's unfinished story of transformation. (Photo Caption)

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How Long Do CDs Last?
It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever
An NPR story by Laura Sydell, August 18, 2014


"Back in the 1990s, historical societies, museums and symphonies across the country began transferring all kinds of information onto what was thought to be a very durable medium: the compact disc.

Now, preservationists are worried that a lot of key information stored on CDs from sound recordings to public records is going to disappear. Some of those little silver discs are degrading, and researchers at the Library of Congress are trying to figure out why..."

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