ERIC Number: ED274354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Preservation Needs in State Archives.
National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, Albany, NY.
Data were gathered by circulating questionnaires to each state archive, making site visits to representative archives, and holding discussions with key state archives and preservation leaders. The 2-year study concludes that no state archive currently approaches the goal of providing total preservation care for its holdings. Comprehensive and systematic programs requiring a significant commitment of new resources from the individual states, the federal government, and the private sector are recommended to solve state archives' preservation problems. The following specific programs are proposed: (1) adapt or design a preservation survey instrument for state archives to use in assessing their preservation needs; (2) conduct facilities needs analysis and planning; (3) build, expand, or upgrade state archives facilities; (4) enhance preservation education and skills development; (5) support regional conservation centers; (6) support state reprography projects; (7) meet archival holdings maintenance requirements; (8) develop new preservation and conservation tools; and (9) establish a committee for archives preservation. Endnotes are included, and an appendix provides statistical data on state archives administration, facilities, space and funds needs, holdings, fumigation, and micrographics. (KM)
Descriptors: Archives, Cooperative Programs, Facility Improvement, Federal Government, Interviews, Preservation, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Surveys
National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, Executive Secretariat, New York State Archives, 10A75 Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, Albany, NY.
Note: Photographs will not reproduce.