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Title: An Archives for a University in sub-saharan Africa: the case for the University of Science and Technology
Authors: Asamoah–Hassan, Helena R.
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: JUST
Citation: vol. 17, number 1&2, 1997
Abstract: Types of archival Institutions are enumerated. The need for and usefulness of an archival collection for a university are stated Materials which should be kept in the archival institution, preliminary decisions to be taken and facilities to be provided like storage facilities, policy, funding, staffing, record centres and preservation methods are then stated. The strategy for setting up an archive for the University of Science and Technology Kumasi is discussed. Ways to be used for processing the materials and finding aids to be provided are further discussed. Basic rules to be obeyed for the conservation of archival materials as well as methods like lamination, reprography, repair by paper and by leather among others are described. Some major agents which militate against the successful preservation of archival documents are enumerated. The means through which they destroy documents are stated. Likely remedies are then proffered counteract the operations of these agents.
Description: Published Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3703
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