ERIC Number: EJ402751
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
To Archive or Not to Archive: Is that Really the Question?
Bourke, Thomas A.
Library Journal, v114 n17 p52-54 Oct 15 1989
Explores the meanings that have been attached to the term "archival" and concludes that librarians participating in the national preservation effort use this term to mean permanent. Permanence is practically defined as storage for upwards of 100 years. Given this definition, the merits of microforms and optical disks as archival storage materials are discussed. (16 references) (CLB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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