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Subject: Creation of permanent records

Creation of permanent records

From: Harold Holland <harl>
Date: Tuesday, May 2, 1995
This item is posted on behalf of Karen Brown

    Attention Records Managers, Librarians, Archivists, Preservation
    Specialists: Paper conservator / student librarian seeks input for
    the purposes of a research paper. I would like to cite as many
    examples as  possible of poor practices or materials use in the
    creation of paper records that adversely affect their duplicability
    or preservation.

    What features affect legibility, permanence, or ability to be
    copied or reformatted?  Here are some examples:

        Use of fasteners, adhesives, tape which obscure or damage text
        Use of poor quality paper (permanence, standards)
        Use of poor quality forms (illegible in copy)

    I hope that this paper will eventually serve as the basis for
    developing standards for the creations of records, to extend their
    useful life, simplify duplication, and in general reduce the cost
    and increase the efficiency of archiving.

    If you are involved with the preservation of books, records, or
    manuscript collections, your thoughts, ideas, or experiences on the
    subject would be greatly appreciated!

    Karen Brown, Provincial Archives NB
    PO Box 6000
    Fredericton, New Brunswick  E3B 5H1
    Canada
    506 453-2122
    Fax: 509 453-3288
    Harl [at] UNB__ca

Harold Holland

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