Archive visual information engineering is dedicated to the study of  preserving archives for future generations through document imaging and modeling . What are the best methods and media to preserve paper archives and large amounts of emails? How can archival science help with the efficient cataloguing and accession of items into a archive collection ?  What are the various methods to comply with BS 5454 and HIPPA ? What are the new trends  for archival repositories ? What are the new tools for Encoded Archival Description ? These questions and more we hope to explore in the upcoming archvie forum and articles


video on preserving archives



This is a video about how you can save, restore and preserve your old media.

Archiving Secrets of the Ancients

The term archive orginates from the Greek word archeion, government buildings and applied to the records of government agencies and later extended to include records of institutions. Archives have their roots in the west in the notes of the early adminstrators and acountants in the ancient fertile cresent .

Digital Preservation

In 2006, the Online Computer Library Center developed a four-point strategy for the long-term preservation of digital objects that consisted of:

  • Assessing the risks for loss of content posed by technology variables such as commonly used proprietary file formats and software applications.
  • Evaluating the digital content objects to determine what type and degree of format conversion or other preservation actions should be applied.
  • Determining the appropriate metadata needed for each object type and how it is associated with the objects.
  • Providing access to the content
To standardize digital preservation practice and provide a set of recommendations for preservation program implementation, the Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS) was developedCuneiform script is one of the earliest known forms of writing. Emerging in Sumer around the 30th century BC. Cuneiform documents were written on clay tablets, by means of a blunt reed for a stylus. The impressions left by the stylus were wedge shaped, thus giving rise to the name cuneiform. Cuneiform tablets could be fired in kilns to provide a permanent record, or they could be recycled if permanence was not needed. Many of the clay tablets found by archaeologists were preserved because they were fired when attacking armies burned the building in which they were kept.An extremely large body of hundreds of thousands of texts in the Sumerian language has survived. Many texts survive in multiple copies because they were repeatedly transcribed by scribes-in-training.



Preserving Your Family Photographs 



Scanning Negatives and Slides, 2nd Edition: Digitizing Your Photographic Archives 

you will learn how to achieve the best possible digital image from a negative or a slide, and how to build a workflow to make this process efficient,

repeatable, and reliable.





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