Administrative Code

Creating a Report: Check the sections you'd like to appear in the report, then use the "Create Report" button at the bottom of the page to generate your report. Once the report is generated you'll then have the option to download it as a pdf, print or email the report.

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 17. Libraries and Cultural Resources
Agency 15. Library of Virginia (Library Board)
Chapter 50. Standards for Computer Output Microfilm (Com) for Public Records
1/27/2020

17VAC15-50-20. Scope.

Part II
Scope

These standards apply to all records generated on computer-output microfilm (COM) that have been appraised as archival, having administrative, legal, fiscal or historical value as defined in § 42.1-77 of the Code of Virginia, to warrant their permanent preservation. Such determinations are included in the officially approved retention and disposition schedules. When such archival records are to be maintained on microfilm, the silver master is to be considered the permanent archival security copy. Thermally processed film shall not be used unless a wet processed silver master copy is generated and preserved as the archival microfilm. The silver master shall not be used for reference purposes and shall be inspected and approved by the user to meet this standard. If the COM original masters are to be stored by the Imaging Services Branch, Records Management & Imaging Services Division, The Library of Virginia, then the originals must also meet the "Guidelines for Accepting Microfilm, Microfiche or Optical Media for Security Storage at The Library of Virginia," dated November 1999. Film not meeting this standard or the "guidelines" will be returned to the office of origin.

Statutory Authority

§§ 42.1-8 and 42.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-137.5 § 2.1, eff. July 9, 1986; amended, Volume 07, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 1991; Volume 17, Issue 14, eff. May 1, 2001.

Website addresses provided in the Virginia Administrative Code to documents incorporated by reference are for the reader's convenience only, may not necessarily be active or current, and should not be relied upon. To ensure the information incorporated by reference is accurate, the reader is encouraged to use the source document described in the regulation.

As a service to the public, the Virginia Administrative Code is provided online by the Virginia General Assembly. We are unable to answer legal questions or respond to requests for legal advice, including application of law to specific fact. To understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult an attorney.