Definition Edit

A magnetic tape is a "[l]arge volume data storage medium for computers."[1]

Overview Edit

A magnetic tape is a sequential access process in that information is recorded in parallel tracks that run the entire length of tape. To access the information, the tape must be moved forward or backward across a head.

References Edit

  1. U.S. Copyright Office, Compendium of Copyright Office Practices II, §326 (1984).

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