ISO/TR 10255:2009 gives recommendations and provides guidance for maintaining archival optical disk collections. It describes the various services that would be necessary for the management of an optical media‑based system to ensure a successful implementation of this technology.
ISO/TR 10255:2009 also
- provides guidance in the maintenance of data residing on on-line, off-line, and near-line digital optical storage devices;
- establishes a plan to ensure the migration path of digital information from early and current technology and optical media to future technologies and media;
- provides guidance for the short- and long-term effect of the finite life of digital optical storage devices.
ISO/TR 10255:2009 also describes all forms of optical disk media including write-once-read-many (WORM), magneto-optical (MO), compact disk (CD), digital versatile disk (DVD) and newer technologies.