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Physical Deterioration of Records -5

Poor Handling and Storage: Records are easily damaged through handling and improper storage. Papers are often folded, bent, or rolled. Photographs and negatives sustain damage from oily fingers. Computer tapes, disks, audio cassettes and reels become damaged through over-handling, careless storage, or exposure to magnets or magnetic fields. Incorrect storage furniture and storage enclosures will […]

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Physical Deterioration of Records -4

Light Apart from other causes earlier discussed, light can, to a large extent, be regarded as an independent and prime cause of deterioration of museum objects. The type of materials forming part of the museum collection that are subject to damage by light are pigments and dyestuff, including inks; paper and other cellulose materials; and, […]

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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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SEVEN HAZARDS TO HISTORIC ARTIFACTS

The basic principle of preservation of historic memorabilia is do no harm. The following hazards are recognized as some of the most dangerous to historic memorabilia.   LIGHT Too much light speeds deterioration of photographs, textiles and printed or handwritten paper, furniture, etc. Historic objects should be protected from excessive light levels, and especially from […]

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