Interested in the history of IBM Data Tape Storage?
The Computer History Museum ( http://www.computerhistory.org/ ) just released the video history of IBM tape storage including the IBM 3480 (introduced in 1984), tape media , an overview of tape products and tape product management and LTO tape (introduced in 2000). The interviews include current and former IBM development, business and marketing personnel that participated these programs.
If you’re interested in the history of this storage technology, then these interviews will provide a very informative and entertaining education on the evolution of tape storage. They are not short, so break out the popcorn, find a comfortable chair and enjoy!