This article is from the storage FAQ part2, by Rodney D. Van Meter with numerous contributions by others.
Tapes3000 is a UNISON/TYMLABS product that puts a label on a reel tape, DDS, any kind of media storage and adds it to a "tapes database" so you do not have to manually log and label backup tapes or special request tapes, and possibally make a mistake. You can also use this for unlabeled media, but then you would have to manually log the media. You are able to set a "dataset" for differrent retentions (Generations, weekly, monthly, daily etc). Then when those criteria are met the program will automatically scratch those tapes, then you run a report and it will give you a list of what scratched for that day, week, or whatever time you want to run the job. Tapes3000 is part of a package that you can receive called MAESTRO which is a job scheduler program. Not an autochanger control package, just tape management software. (R Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 1996/3/25)