Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Fall 1995

Journal or Book Title

The American Archivist

Volume

58

Issue

4

First Page

476

Last Page

493

Abstract

A profusion of new preservation literature has rapidly developed from current research, technological experimentation and pilot projects, task forces, and conferences. The drive to disseminate new approaches in preservation management to practicing collections managers has also contributed to this new base of literature. This essay introduces recent advances in preservation administration and their implications for archival practice, through an examination of the preservation-related publications released in the last few years. It also confirms a growing interest among archivists in preservation ideas from other information management fields, particularly in the areas of selection for preservation, standard preservation assessment methods, preservation of electronic media, the use of digital technology in preservation reformatting, and specialized media preservation.

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This article is from American Archivist 58 (1995): 476–493. Posted with permission.

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Society of American Archivists

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en

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