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December 2004
Storage Magazine;Dec2004, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p8
This article answers a question about whether government bodies in the U.S. restrict which types of archiving media can be used for compliance. Apparently, one should check the final regulations, and that as long as the media meets the principles of availability, integrity, confidentiality and accountability, regulators would not bother about the type of media used. Such principles are outlined in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-33 by Gary Stoneburner, and serve as a guide to determine if one's media is capable of withstanding a preservation order audit. Also, standards bodies such as the International Standards Organization and the NIST provide guidance on media selection, which is important in a Disposition Authority document. Auditors also ask whether the media serves the purpose of good faith retention, and how one will handle the continuing retention through the transfer of media while preserving the integrity of the archive index.


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