Digital Archiving Resources

NARA Archival Storage Standards

Title

NARA Archival Storage Standards

Subject

Archives

Description

A primary preservation goal is to house all records appropriately based on their size, format, and composition. Housing
enclosures provide physical support and protection as well as a buffer against adverse or fluctuating environmental
conditions. Housings also provide a mechanism for organizing and maintaining records in intellectual units that can be
easily and safely handled. Factors that are considered when designing housings include the optimum method of accessing,
storing, and using the records; stability of all component housing materials; method of fabrication or assembly; and cost.

Creator

National Archives and Records Administration

Publisher

National Archives and Records Administration

Date

1999

Contributor

Korosec, Pat

Rights

NARA

Type

E-book

Bibliographic Citation

"Introduction to Housing Enclosures for Archival Records." NARA's Specifications for Housing Enclosures for Archival Records (1999): 1-77. Archives Remixed Critical Perspectives and Pathways Publishing the Archive. Web.

Files

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Collection

Citation

National Archives and Records Administration, “NARA Archival Storage Standards,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 18, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/201.