Long Term Archiving & Retrieval of Digital Product Definition Data : Time Period Recommendation – SASIG
This document aims to provide an organization with the key functional and technical elements to consider when choosing a LTAR time period for a particular artifact of product data. Such a period should be retained to meet governmental or organizational requirements. These constraints can be associated with the intellectual property verification and validation; maintenance and repair actions; legal obligations associated with patent litigation, product liability, and tax considerations; and an organization’s design knowledge preservation desires. By correlation, the time period recommendation can be used to determine routine and timely disposal of a product data artifact.