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ND State Library - A handout that covers "Preserving Family Treasures" and "Preserving Digital Memories."
Preservation is the "activity or process of keeping something valued alive, intact, or free from damage or decay" (Merriam-Webster).
In libraries and archives, preservation is "a set of activities aimed at prolonging the life of a record, book, or object while making as few changes as possible. Preservation activities vary widely and may include monitoring the condition of items, maintaining the temperature and humidity in collection storage areas, writing a plan in case of emergencies, digitizing items, writing relevant metadata, and increasing accessibility" (Wikipedia).
Digital Projects Toolkit: Preservation
This section of the Digital Projects Toolkit provides information and resources on two areas of preservation: