The National Archives of Australia have introduced a scheme aimed at ensuring that Archival Quality materials are readily available in the marketplace. Central to the scheme has been the creation of a `certification trademark' which has been registered with IP Australia with a set of rules relating to its use. In this case the rules relate to the archival quality of the material, setting limits for chemical and physical properties relating to permanence. The trademark rules also give information about the appropriate use of the trademark. To allow for proper verification of submitted products the National Archives has had its paper testing facility accredited by National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). The National Archives will be purchasing products which meet the standards for it own use and will be encouraging Commonwealth agencies to use such products for the creation and storage of records. Manufacturers of products which are believed to be of archival quality are invited to submit examples to the Archives for testing. If approved they will be allowed to bear the trademark and will become recommended product in the Archives publicity.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|Event||54th Appita Annual Conference - Melbourne, Aust|
Duration: 3 Apr 2000 → 6 Apr 2000
|Conference||54th Appita Annual Conference|
|Period||3/04/00 → 6/04/00|