Archiving

In the broad sense, this is about managing the life cycle of information that covers a period from its creation to its suppression or permanent preservation. This management refers to actions such as collection, classification, conservation, and communication. In a strict sense archiving is the action of: “transferring documents which are no longer of current use to storage or in an archival service capable of receiving them.’’ [translation of the Dictionnaire de terminologie archivistique, 2002]. For public archives the manner of carrying out this transfer are established by preservation laws. Contributor: Michel Jacobson