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DLM Forum Guidelines

Date added 1 October 2008
Last edited 11 November 2009

Full Title

Guidelines on Best Practices for Using Electronic Information: How to Deal with Machine-readable Data and Electronic Documents


The DLM Forum Guidelines pool experience on the management of electronic documents, giving multidisciplinary best practice guidelines.

Standards Developing Organisation

DLM Forum


No information

Lifecycle Action

Whole Lifecycle

Standard Framework

Electronic Records Management Standards

Standard Type

Reference Models and Frameworks

Current Version

Further Information

Alternative Current Versions

Previous Versions


Referenced Standards

IDEF0 : Function Modeling
IDEF3 : Process Description Capture
IETF RFC 2616, Hypertext Transfer Protocol - HTTP/1.1
IETF RFC 959, File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
ISO 10149, Information Technology - Data Interchange on Read-only 120 mm Optical Data Disks (CD-ROM)
ISO 646, Information Technology - ISO 7-bit Coded Character set for Information Interchange
ISO 8462-1, Information Processing - Data Interchange on 6,30 mm (0.25 in) Magnetic Tape Cartridge Using GCR Recording at 394 ftpmm (10 000 ftpi), 39 cpmm (1 000 cpi) - Part 1: Mechanical, Physical and Magnetic Properties
ISO 8613, Information Technology - Open Document Architecture (ODA) and Interchange Format
ISO 9660, Information processing - Volume and File Structure of CD-ROM for Information Interchange
ISO/IEC 10179:1996, Information Technology - Processing Languages - Document Style Semantics and Specification Language (DSSSL)
ISO/IEC 10180, Information Technology - Processing Languages - Standard Page Description Language (SPDL)
ISO/IEC 3788, Information Processing - 9-track, 12,7 mm (0,5 in) Wide Magnetic Tape for Information Interchange Using Phase Encoding at 126 ftpmm (3 200 ftpi), 63 cpmm (1 600 cpi)
ISO/IEC 8859-1, Information Technology - 8-bit Single-byte Coded Graphic Character Sets - Part 1: Latin Alphabet No. 1
ISO/IEC 8859-7, Information Technology -- 8-bit Single-byte Coded Graphic Character Sets - Part 7: Latin/Greek Alphabet
ISO/IEC 8879, Information Processing - Text and Office Systems - Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML)
ISO/IEC 9069, Information Processing - SGML Support Facilities - SGML Document Interchange Format (SDIF)
ISO/IEC 9075, Information Technology - Database Languages - SQL
ISO/IEC 9529, Information Processing Systems - Data Interchange on 90 mm (3,5 in) Flexible Disk Cartridges Using Modified Frequency Modulation Recording at 15 916 ftprad, on 80 Tracks on Each Side
ISO/IEC 9541, Information Technology - Font Information Interchange
ISO/IEC 9735, Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport (EDIFACT) - Application Level Syntax Rules