1. Of or pertaining to archives. – 2. Records · Having enduring value; permanent. – 3. Records media · Durable; lacking inherent vice; long-lived; see archival quality. – 4. Storage conditions · Not causing degradation. – 5. Procedures · Following accepted standards that ensure maximum longevity. – 6. Computing · Information of long-term value that, because of its low use, is stored on offline media and must be reloaded, or that is in a form that must be reconstructed before use.