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BS 5454:2000

Recommendations for the storage and exhibition of archival documents

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : April 2000 Replaced By : PD 5454:2012

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BS 5454:2000 makes recommendations for the storage and exhibition of archival documents, including library materials.

These recommendations apply to the long-term, permanent storage of archival documents. The temporary storage of such documents in restricted access and their display in exhibitions is also covered. The recommendations apply to new buildings, whether purpose-built or adapted, and to existing buildings.

The recommendations in BS 5454:2000 mainly concern traditional materials, i.e. paper and parchment, although some guidance on more modern media is given in clause 11. This guidance is intended for the storage of modern media in general-purpose repositories, and further specialist advice may also be required.

Who should use this standard?

BS 5454:2000 is for use by archivists, librarians, conservators, museum curators, architects, designers, contractors, engineers and others concerned with the planning, construction, equipment, maintenance and working of such repositories.

Standard NumberBS 5454:2000
TitleRecommendations for the storage and exhibition of archival documents
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date15 April 2000
Confirm Date01 November 2005
Withdrawn Date30 April 2012
Cross ReferencesBS ISO 3897, BS ISO 5466, BS ISO 6051, BS ISO 6199, BS ISO 10214, BS ISO 10356, BS ISO 12606, BS 4783, BS 5699-1, BS 7273-3, BS ISO 543, ISO 11799, ISO 15686-1, BS 476, BS 1153, BS 1449-1, BS 3621, BS 4066-3, BS 4737-1, BS 4971, BS 5266-1, BS 5306-1, BS 5306-2, BS 5306-3, BS 5544, BS 5588-9, BS 5720, BS 5839-1, BS 6206, BS 6399-1:1996, BS 6651, BS 7176, BS 7671, BS EN 3, BS EN 671, BS EN 779:1993, BS EN 1838, BS EN 60529, BS ISO 9706, ANSI IT 9.16:1993
Replaced ByPD 5454:2012
ReplacesBS 5454:1989
Draft Superseded By98/623842 DC
DescriptorsArchive documents, Document storage, Archives, Exhibitions, Architectural design, Library buildings, Fire safety in buildings, Library equipment, Security storage, Fire detectors, Environment (working), Air-conditioning systems, Lighting systems, Document storage devices, Non-book materials, Photographs, Motion-picture film, Phonograph records, Magnetic tapes, Shelving, Marking, Records (documents)
Title in FrenchRecommendations pour l'entreposage et l'etalage des documents d'archives
Title in GermanEmpfehlung fuer die Lagerung und Ausstellung von archivierten Dokumenten
ISBN0 580 33151 2
File Size372.8 KB

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