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Records Preservation and Conservation -4

Microfilm,          If a source of information, such as a book or a paper document, cannot be maintained in its original format, conversion to another medium is considered an option. Microform technology is an alternative format that preserves information and the intellectual content of materials. Micro-forms are considered to be one of the most stable […]

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Records Preservation and Conservation -3

Phonograph Records,           Sound recordings or phonograph records preserve information through music and recorded voice and allow such material to remain accessible over time. Recordings have been made on wax and metal cylinders, and on disks made of aluminum, glass, and vinyl. The sound signal is stored within the grooves of recording and is released […]

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Records Preservation and Conservation -2

Photographs,         Photographs record and store information regarding events, history, and people and provide through study a basis for the development of new information. Photographs are also an art form, comprising images created with a variety of techniques, such as the daguerreotype, tintype, and black-and-white and color prints. The process used to create each format […]

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Records Preservation and Conservation -1

Introduction:       Information has been recorded throughout time in wide a variety of formats as human knowledge, ability and skills developed.  Cave paintings, papyrus scrolls, handwritten manuscripts, and visual or sound recordings in various languages and formats provide information to people and allow knowledge acquired by one generation to be passed to the following generation. […]

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State Archives of Tamil Nadu – 2

Preservation and Reprography: In 1920, a separate section for mending the records was started with six members were deputed to undergo training in mending at the Imperial Record Office, Calcutta in 1921, who in turn imparted in service training to other menders.   Now the preservation division consists of 39 skilled preservation clerks and 9 skilled […]

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State Archives of Tamil Nadu – 1

INTRODUCTION  In India, Tamil Nadu occupies a unique place in Archives administration.  By 1801, the whole of the area which later became the Madras Presidency had come into the hands of the East India Company, and the second half of the 18th Century itself witnessed a manifold increase in Government Records. The spurt in the […]

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