The primary document version in Norwegian can be found here.


This list is the result of a collaboration between the NLN and The National Archives of Norway in the autumn of 2020. The aim was to publish this list on digitalbevaring.no1 as a recommendation for the ABM community in Norway. The list corresponds well with a similar list organised by the Open Preservation Foundation. This list is designed for cultural and research institutions worldwide.

TypePreferred formatAcceptable formats
Text based documentsTXT (plaintext, incl. CSV/TSV)
PDF/A
EPUB
XML
OOXML (Open Office XML)
ODF (OpenDocument)
MS Office
PDF
PhotoTIFF
JPEG2000
PNG
DNG
SVG
EPS
GIF
BMP
JPEG
Moving images (film/video)DPX
JPEG2000 Sequence
Prores (MOV + 4444XQ/444/422HQ)
DV (Digital Video ++)
MPEG-2
MPEG-4 part 10 (AVC, h264)
WMV
SoundPCM Wave
Broadcast Wave
FLAC
AIFF
MP3
Web archiveWARCWMA (Windows Media)

Preservation Formats in the NLN

Currently the following preservation formats are the most used in the NLN:


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