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Subject: National Archives of Australia Archival Quality testing program

National Archives of Australia Archival Quality testing program

From: Ian Batterham <ian.batterham<-at->
Date: Monday, January 21, 2013
I would like to draw people's attention to a program that has been
run since 1997 by the National Archives of Australia (NAA).  The
Archival Quality Program is aimed at ensuring that high quality
paper and board products are readily available in the marketplace.

The program is based on a quality standard created by the NAA.  We
have also registered a certification trademark which can be applied
to materials which meet the standard.

To test product quality the NAA have established a paper testing
facility which has been accredited by National Association of
Testing Authorities (NATA).

Products tested and found to meet the quality standard are allowed
to use the trademark.  Products given approval are retested every
two years.

A listing of currently approved products is available on the NAA
website at:

    <URL:http://www.naa.gov.au/records-management/agency/preserve/physical-preservation/register.aspx>

The standard itself can be seen at:

    <URL:http://www.naa.gov.au/records-management/agency/preserve/physical-preservation/certification-trademark.aspx>


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