Preservation is a crucial element in the whole operation of a record management procedure. It has five primary aims. To identify the cause of deterioration of archival materials. To outline the key steps that can be taken to prevent or reduce harm to archives. To outline the central steps involved in managing materials in different media. To outline the main steps involved in ensuring the security of records and archives. To identify where to go for more information on this topic.

Practicing Preservation

When practicing preservation several factors are to be considered to properly preserve a record

  • The environment record is stored in
  • The criteria to determine when preservation is necessary
  • What standard practice will be laid down for preservation in archival institute