Introduction to Preservation and Reformatting

Overview of principles and practices of archives preservation. Examines the physical composition of archival materials in all formats, causal agents that contribute to archival deterioration, the application of appropriate preservation and conservation methods, and various reformatting and rehousing techniques, including digitization. Explores the ways in which archivists select material for preservation, perform condition surveys, develop environmental controls, and formulate disaster planning and recovery programs. Use and access considerations are addressed, as are thetechnical aspects and limitations of various preservation options.

Instructor

Paula DeStefano

Syllabus

Spring 2014 Syllabus

Course Number

GA.2013

Credits

4.0

Concentration

Archives concentration

Required?

No

Semester offered

Spring

Frequency

Biannually

Prerequisites

None

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