Preserving our holdings

Records that have been identified as having archival value for long-term retention must be kept physically separated from active and inactive records. The preservation of archival records can be considered as a concerted effort of preserving the storage media, providing an appropriate storage environment, transferring the information to an alternative medium (making surrogate or reformatting), implementing preventive measures to protect the materials from deterioration, and formulating and implementing mitigation measures and disaster plan after risk assessment.