National Archives of the Netherlands (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science)

Preservation

Preserving archives on Ghana. Internship of a PRAAD conservation worker

During the months of April, May and June of 2011 Mrs. Mary Efua Yanney from the Public Records and Archives Administration Department (PRAAD, the national archives of Ghana) is doing an internship at the Nationaal Archief.

Digital records are different

Digital records have an additional characteristic: interactivity. When we click on an email address or on a link in a Word document, they are activated.

Establishing authenticity

Authenticity is a central concept in the preservation of records- it means that a record ‘conforms with the original’. It may not change or be corrupted if that affects this.

Records Management

The identification, classification, archiving, preservation, and sometimes destruction/disposal of records is called records management.