Factors to consider when selecting preservation method to use

FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING PRESERVATION METHOD TO USE:

  1. The nature and characteristics of the goods and unit loads to be preserved
  2. The effective utilization of building volume-horizontal and vertical:
  3. Good access when needed.
  4. Maintenance of material condition and integrity;
  5. Safety
  6. Space-land, building and building services;
  7. Fire protection;
  8. Handling equipment including maintenance;
  9. Weathertight make sure windows and doors fit securely.
  10. Watertight do not store records or archives near plumbing pipes,sinks or toilets.
  11. Cool and dry -there should be good air circulation.
  12. Free from damp.
  13. Clean and free of dust-
  14. Not subject to fluctuating changes in temperature do not store records near sources of heat or where temperatures are likely to
  15. fluctuate dramatically.
  16. Not exposed to natural or strong light records should be stored out of direct sunlight



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