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Abstract

This report is about the development of a standard volume and file structure for information contained on CD- ROM; it is written for all participants in the emerging optical publishing industry. Originally, several approaches for the volume and file format standard design were developed; the possibility of several formats becoming entrenched was avoided by the participating firms agreeing instead on a single volume and file format structure: The High Sierra Group proposal for an industry standard for CD-ROM volume and file structure is based on input from the information publishing industry, the computer hardware and software industry, the compact disc industry and user groups in the U.S. and Europe. This report covers the issues, the process, the result and its impact on the market for CD-ROM. Other specifications set by manufacturers, such as the Red or Yellow Books are discussed in this report too, as they amount to de facto standards by virtue of licensing arrangements.

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Authors: SCHWERIN J B INFOTECH (USA) HENDLEY A CIMTECH, HATFIELD POLYTECHNIC (UK) , INFOTECH (USA);CIMTECH, HATFIELD POLYTECHNIC (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 51 P., 1986 WRITE TO LEARNED INFORMATION LTD., WOODSIDE, HINKSEY HILL, OXFORD OX1 5AU (UK)
Record Number: 1989125016800 / Last updated on: 1987-02-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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