Maintaining public records requires judicious management of resources. It compels records custodians to identify simple, practical, cost-effective approaches that can be incorporated into daily routines.
Many preservation activities do not require additional staff, sophisticated equipment, or significant expense.
Though your repository may not have a formal “preservation program,” many preservation actions are probably already a part of your everyday activities, in many cases, “preservation” is simply properly channeled common sense.
This research was made possible through Grant MT-0424-5-NC-33 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).