The official draft of the VDI/VDE guideline 3711 “Input and transfer of maintenance information for condition monitoring – Digitization of offline information” has been developed under the leadership of Dr.-Ing. André Stollenwerk and has now been published. The guideline defines a data interface for the digitization of information, which is nowadays usually collected analogously during routine maintenance measures. In addition, hints are given for a possible design of the man-machine interface for the collection of this data. The guideline was developed in the GMA Technical Committee 7.26, in which Manfred Smieschek, M.Sc. RWTH and Dr.-Ing. André Stollenwerk were representing the chair Informatik 11.