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ISO 11506:2017 specifies techniques for archiving electronic data to ensure their long-term integrity, accessibility, usability, readability and reliability, in order to protect the evidential value of the data.

In ISO 11506:2017, long term is considered to be a period of time lasting more than a century (see ISO 18911).

Black-and-white microforms processed with liquid chemicals are used in ISO 11506:2017 because the result is always an irreversible record and because of the proven quality of microforms as a long-term preservation media.

ISO 11506:2017 also specifies procedures for the parallel recording, by a single production unit, of COM and COLD output from the same data.

It applies to many different types of electronic data, such as text and two-dimensional graphic data which can be represented as a black-and-white image.

It is not applicable to the following:

- animated images or sounds;

- three-dimensional images;

- images in shades of grey or in colour;

- X-ray images.

Neither is ISO 11506:2017 applicable to microforms created from dry thermal processes, since they offer insufficient guarantees in terms of irreversibility and longevity.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2017-07
  • Edition : 2
    Number of pages : 33
  • :
    ISO/TC 171/SC 1
    Quality, preservation and integrity of information
  • 37.080
    Document imaging applications

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