We need to ensure that we prolong the usable life of records as well as retain their integrity and value.

Several approaches can be used depending on the format of the physical records and how long the records need to be kept. To ensure that this happens we need to understand how to maintain the condition and integrity, have appropriate storage to manage pests and moulds, manage disasters and digitise where appropriate.

This workshop is the perfect introduction to archival preservation and management of physical records. We will walk you through the basics such as what are physical archive records all the way to what is included in an archival management policy!


At the end of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Define what archives are
  • Know the definitions and glossary related to Archiving
  • Understand the Storage conditions for Archiving Physical Records
  • Know the conservation elements and condition reporting