Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/20/2022

Part VI. Processing

17VAC15-50-90. Processing.

Processing must be either conventional or full reversal, utilizing a developer and fixer. Processors shall be certified by the manufacturer as capable of producing archival quality processed film and meet Methylene Blue requirements as stated in ANSI IT9.17—1993 Photography—Determination of Residual Thiosulfate and other Related Chemicals in Processed Photographic Materials—Methods Using Iodine-Amylose, Methylene Blue and Silver Sulfide.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-137.5 § 6.1, eff. July 9, 1986; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 1991; Volume 17, Issue 14, eff. May 1, 2001.

17VAC15-50-100. Certification.

Certification for archival quality processing shall be based upon the methylene blue test analysis. Processed microfilm must have an optimum concentration of greater than zero but shall not exceed .014 g/m2 in a clear film area. Film processed in-house shall be tested and certified once every two weeks or as deemed necessary by the Imaging Services Branch, The Library of Virginia. Processing services performed off-site shall include provisions requiring that the methylene blue test shall be performed once every 24 hours.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-137.5 § 6.2, eff. July 9, 1986; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 1991; Volume 17, Issue 14, eff. May 1, 2001.

17VAC15-50-110. Certificate.

A certificate documenting that the microfilm passes the methylene blue test shall be sent to the Imaging Services Branch, The Library of Virginia. The certificate shall contain the name of the agency or governmental entity whose film was processed, the date of processing, the date the methylene blue test was performed, the test results, the processor used, and the signature of the person who did the test.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-137.5 § 6.3, eff. July 9, 1986; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 1991; Volume 17, Issue 14, eff. May 1, 2001.

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