The Selection of Scientific and Technical Records for Permanent Retention
A small fraction of the enormous volume of records that are generated by research and development activities should be selected for permanent retention because of their potential value to future scientists, engineers, historians and others. The records are generated for many different purposes and in many different forms (not all are documents). There are, however, some basic principles that should be used in appraising the records so that the most appropriate of them are selected according to identifiable criteria.
KeywordsMagnetic Tape Technical Record Positive Decision Future Scientist Enormous Volume
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Haas, J. K., Samuels, H. W., Simmons, B. T., 1985. Appraising the records of modern science and technology: a guide. USA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; distributed by the Society of American Archivists (Chicago).Google Scholar
- Rapport, Leonard, 1981. No grandfather clause: reappraising accessioned records. American Archivist 44 (2), 142 - 150.Google Scholar