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Physical Deterioration of Records -3

Water Collections storage areas are frequently placed in attic or basement spaces which are most vulnerable to water damage in the event of a roof or plumbing leak, sprinkler system malfunction or flooding.  Leaks and floods can also irreparably damage records, causing inks and dyes to run and stain adjacent areas, pages to warp and […]

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Physical Deterioration of Records -2

Physical Deterioration of Records -2 The materials of which library and archive collections are composed, namely paper, parchment, palm leaves, birch bark, leather and adhesives used in bookbinding, are susceptible to two main forms of deterioration. One is biological deterioration caused by insect attack and/or fungal growth, and the other form of deterioration is caused by adverse physical […]

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Physical Deterioration of Records -1

Introduction Archival Management is the general oversight of a program to appraise, acquire, arrange and describe, preserve, authenticate, and provide access to permanently valuable records. Archives administration includes establishing the program’s mission and goals, securing necessary resources to support those activities, and evaluating the program’s performance. Archives management is distinguished from library, museum, and historical […]

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Filing System and Record -4

 FUNCTIONS OF FILING SYSTEM  In this system, the range and dimensions of the subjects falling under the scope of business allocated to a department are analysed in the following sequences: – The main functions of the department  The activities in each of these functions. The aspects or operations involved in each of these activities; and […]

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Filing System and Record -3

Filing Syst Filing System Record Followed In The Central Government Department In The Central Secretariat In New Delhi. Constituents of a file – (i) Notes and Correspondence- Two main Parts of a file are Notes and (b) correspondence. Each one of which is placed in a separate cover. The former contains notes recorded on a […]

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Filing System and Record -2

 In India the oldest indigenous method of record keeping was that of village accountant. He used to tie the records together with little or no arrangement in a bundle made of cotton cloth. For the classification, he was depending on his memory. In the cutcheries (a public office for administrative or judicial business), such bundle […]

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Filing System and Record -1

Introduction                Filing systems of records is one of the most essential parts of preserving important records for the future use. It is highly essential for convenient identification, storage and retrieval of records. Different countries follow different filing systems according to the nature of the records and mode of retrieval. Historically stating earliest known system […]

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Indian Historical Records Commission

The Indian Historical Records Commission, a permanent body was set up by the Government of India an approved by the Secretary of State in 1919. Its personnel consist of experienced archivists and historiographers, and its functions are exploratory and advisory.  Today, it forages round the country, through local bodies, in search of documents of historical […]

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BRITISH RECORDS ASSOCIATION

The British Records Associationis a charity which aims to promote the preservation, understanding, accessibility and study of our recorded heritage for the public benefit. It is open to anyone interested in records and archives whether local historians, academics, professional archivists, or custodians and owners of collections, or simply those who are curious about the record of […]

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HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS COMMISSION

The Historical Manuscripts Commission (formally known as the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts) was established by Royal Warrant on 2 April 1869 has been part of the National Archives since 2003. HMC has a long tradition of publishing information on the location and nature of records, highlighting their value in historical research and advising on their care. The activities […]

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