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For instance, ISO standard 19005 proposes the use of PDF/A as a long term data conservation format 1. ISO and the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) have also approved the use of open formats such as ODF 2, designated ISO/IEC 26300, in order to ensure interoperability and efficient data access. This standard is used namely for "Office Suite" type of documents including texts, spreadsheets, presentations and graphical elements.
The US Government Library of Congress has adopted a comprehensive approach to format issues including the development of a detailed decision process with respect to data preservation and file formats. 3
Image and video files have also been examined by many. For instance, Nozères (2011) has done an in-depth analysis providing detailed descriptions of best practices in terms of image/video file formats, geotagging, metadata and archiving options. 4