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Date added 1 October 2008
Last edited 12 November 2009

Full Title

Model Requirements for the Management of Electronic Records (MoReq)


MoReq defines the functional requirements for the management of electronic records using an (ERMS) Electronic Records Management System, in both the public and the private sector. Management of physical records through the electronic medium is also covered. The practical implementation of a system is excluded.

Standards Developing Organisation

DLM Forum


Copyright European Communities, 2008. Reproduction authorised for non-commercial purposes, provided the source is acknowledged.

Lifecycle Action

Whole Lifecycle

Standard Framework

Electronic Records Management Standards

Standard Type

Reference Models and Frameworks

Current Version

2008 - Model Requirements for the Management of Electronic Records: Update and Extension 2008: MoReq2 Specification [external]
Downloads in different languages and formats, and the accompanying XML Schema.

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Referenced Standards

1999/93/EC: Directive on a Community Framework for Electronic Signatures
DLM Forum Guidelines: Guidelines on best practices for using electronic information. INSAR (European Archives News) Supplement III (1997)
Dublin Core
FIPS 186: Digital Signature Standard
IETF RFC Internet Message Format
IETF RFC: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
ISAD(G): International Standard for Archival Description (General)
ISO 12142: Electronic Imaging Errors
ISO 15489: Records Management
ISO 216: Writing paper and certain classes of printed matter - Trimmed sizes - A and B series
ISO 23081: Metadata for Records
ISO 2788: Monolingual Thesauri
ISO 5964: Multilingual Thesauri
ISO 639: Names of Languages
ISO 8601: Dates and Times
ISO 9241-171: Software Accessibility
ISO/IEC 9594-8: Public-key and Attribute Certificate Frameworks
ISO/IEC 9834-8: Universally Unique Identifiers (UUIDs)
ISO/TR 12037:Electronic Imaging, Expungement of Information
ISO/TR 15801: Electronic Imaging - Trustworthiness and Reliability
ISO/TR 18492: Long-term Preservation
JPEG 2000
WfMC: Workflow Management Coalition Terminology & Glossary
XKMS: XML Key Management Specification