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AIIM: Association for Information and Image Management

AIIM, the Association for Information and Image Management, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards that detail enterprise content management. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., United States, AIIM standards, because of the extent of global interconnectivity, are used throughout the world, most readily seen through its influence on the ubiquitous PDF file format. AIIM also serves as the administrator for the U.S. TAGs (United States Technical Advisory Group) to ISO/TC 171 (International Organization for Standardization/Technical Committee) and to all of its subcommittees, as well as holding the position of Secretariat for the entire ISO/TC 171. Standards from AIIM are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: [email protected] or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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ANSI/AIIM/ISO 14289-1:2016

Document Management Applications - Electronic Document File Format Enhancement for Accessibility

PDF/UA specifies the technical requirements for accessible Portable Document Format (PDF) files and corresponding functionality in PDF reading and assistive technology software.


Specifications for 16mm and 35mm Roll Microfilm

Applies to 16mm- and 35mm-roll microfilm produced as a result of source document and computer-output microfilming and specifies physical characteristics, formats, placement and orientation.


Recommended Practice - Production, Inspection, and Quality Assurance of First-Generation, Silver Microforms of Documents

This document identifies and discusses the qualitative characteristics of first-generation silver gelatin microforms and the methods to attain, maintain, and measure levels of quality. The scope of this document excludes COM, updateable, color, and thermally processed microforms.


Flowchart Symbols and Their Use in Micrographics

Specifies symbols for microfilm operations and symbolic language for labeling these symbol in order to delineate specific operations, functions, and features.


Application Programming Interface (API) for Scanners in Document Imaging Systems

Specifies the format and content of the Application Programming Interface (API) between a document scanner driver layer and an electronic image management (EIM) system. The API is intended to minimize the extent of unique development normally required by product users and product suppliers in the integration of document scanners into EIM systems.


Planning Considerations, Addressing Preparation of Documents for Image Capture

This technical report addresses the preparation of paper documents and microforms for image capture


Sampling Procedures for Inspection by Attributes of Images in Electronic Image Management (EIM) and Micrographics Systems

The sampling plans in this technical report apply to document management programs for microform and paper scanning as well as to microfilm of paper and coded data


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