Alternative name: Laser disc.

10.2 GB optical disk manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company in the late 1980s and used by Kodak Australasia, Coburg,

The Eastman Kodak optical disks were designed to store digital data, and represented one of the earliest commercial products for electronic image and document storage, before the era of digital cameras. Sold commercially from about 1988, the Eastman Kodak 14 inch diameter disks were 'write once-read many times' with a 100 year archiving guarantee, and were typically used in automated libraries, with readers colloquially known as 'jukeboxes', which had up to 100 disk capacity. The disks were typically sold to system developers, who had to develop their own software to operate the disks.

This disk is part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

Kodak manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to Australasia, such as film, paper, chemicals, cameras and miscellaneous equipment. Its client base included amateur and professional photographers, as well as specialist medical and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

Physical Description

Square grey plastic body housing an optical disk cartridge.

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