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Permanence of Paper for Publications and Documents in Libraries and Archives


n. ~ A standard (NISO Z39.48, ISO 9706) that "establishes criteria for coated and uncoated paper that will last several hundred years without significant deterioration under normal use and storage conditions in libraries and archives."

(Z39.48, 1992) This standard [Z39.48] identifies the specific properties of such paper and specifies the tests required to demonstrate these properties.