Building permit archive
To meet long-term storage requirements, file formats must be intended for that purpose and archival information must comply with a specific structure in order to be transferrable to other systems, such as those used by the authorities. Building permit archives and other permit archives must meet long-term data archiving requirements. Such requirements are subject to major changes, since digital technology facilitates the task, while at the same time setting completely different requirements. In addition, older technology remains in the form of microfilm or other manual archives. Although converting them to digital options is relatively expensive, it is still preferable because ultimately it is less expensive than maintaining outdated technology.
In addition, such documents usually pertain to cases that are received and managed for which documentation is never updated; should they be received again, they are stored again.