National Archives of Australia
The National Archives of Australia is an agency of the Commonwealth government, established under the Archives Act 1983. It is a non-statutory body in the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.
The National Archives of Australia cares for valuable Commonwealth government records and makes them available for present and future generations to use. The National Archives' recordkeeping standards assist the government to account to the public, ensuring that evidence is available to support people's rights and entitlements and that future generations will have a meaningful record of the past.
Conservation Resources highly recommends the following Archive Advices as useful reading and appreciates the assistance of the National Archives of Australia.
Archive Advices - Preservation
- Protecting and handling paper files
- Protecting and handling archival volumes
- Protecting and handling maps and plans
- Protecting and handling gramophone discs
- Protecting and handling magnetic media
- Protecting and handling optical disks
- Protecting and handling photographs
- Protecting and handling microforms
- Protecting and handling objects
- Caring for your family archive
- Archival quality packaging
- Displaying archival material
- Salvaging flood-damaged records
- Which paper?
- Archival quality trademark
- Protecting documents and artworks on paper
- Integrated pest management
- Photocopies and laser prints
- Thermal papers
- Time capsules
- Standard and guidelines for the physical storage of Commonwealth records
- Digital recordkeeping guidelines and checklist
- Salvaging fire-damaged records