The care and storage of software for computer-assisted instruction involves proper care of diskettes, CD-ROM’s, videos, and other media.

Backup copies of software should always be kept in case of loss or damage to the material. Care should be taken not to expose software, CD-ROM’s, or VHS videos to extreme temperatures or magnetic surfaces. DVD’s or digital video disks appear to hold promise for Longer and better wear than CD-ROM’s or VHS videotapes.

The need for good security is essential for proper maintenance of multimedia. The costs for educational multimedia are prohibitive, so care must be taken to protect against theft and loss. Web based instruction involves proper care and maintenance of computers including updating Internet browsers, hardware upgrades as needed, and file management.