CDs and DVBs give businesses a space-saving way to archive data and an easy way to retrieve it. But what standards must these media storage formats meet? The Government Information Preservation Working Group, made up of experts from the National Institute of Standards and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology, governmental agency within the U.S. Dept. of Commerce with the mission of "working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards" in the national interest. (NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology, Washington, DC, www.nist.gov) The standards-defining agency of the U.S. government, formerly the National Bureau of Standards. It is one of three agencies that fall under the Technology Administration (www.technology. ) and the DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc
Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. Association, is devising requirements for archival-quality CD and DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) An international digital television (DTV) standard that is the European and Far Eastern counterpart of the North American ATSC standard. media and making specifications for meeting these requirements. NIST is also developing a test for media manufacturers to determine whether their products meet these criteria.
@ Link to the project and a research paper from NIST via SM Online.