FAQ: Non-compliant Permanent Digitized Records

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We are pleased to announce the release of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Non-Compliant Permanent Digitized Records.

This FAQ supports the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) regulation concerning digitization standards for permanent records (36 CFR 1236 Subpart E).

This FAQ addresses questions about non-compliant digitized records. “Non-compliant” means digitized versions of records that do not meet the requirements outlined in the standard, most likely because they were digitized prior to its release. The FAQ also outlines several options for agencies to consider when determining what to do with previously digitized records, and the steps and conditions necessary to follow each option. 

If you have questions or comments about this guidance, please contact rmstandards@nara.gov.