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  1. In view of the developments in computer technology, it is impossible for the National Archives to preserve and store the electronic records in the system and format in which they were created. This is because some systems and formats that were in use then can no longer be used now.

  2. Therefore, in terms of preservation, electronic or digital records need not necessarily be preserved in electronic form forever. For purposes of permanent storage, the National Archives needs to convert the electronic records into another medium that has a longer lifespan and can be accessed in future, e.g. microfilm.

  3. Hence the National Archives is constantly researching and comparing best and latest practices worldwide to ensure compatibility with technological changes and local requirements.

Using The Guidelines

  • These guidelines are subject to change and will be updated from time to time. Users will be notified of changes. Enquiries should be addressed to Electronic Records and Information Technology Management, National Archives of Malaysia or contact:

    e-mel :
    Tel : 03-62010688 ext. 5925
    Fax : 03-62013702

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