Definitions for "Archival"
A presentation, mounting or product that is wholly acid-free.
Organizing, preserving and storing information/items into a permanent record.
Method of processing designed to protect photographic materials from long-term deterioration. If processed correctly, silver-based materials are, by nature, archival. Color materials, due to deterioration of their organic dyes, are not archival. Also refers to any method of storage, analog as well as digital, that will not deteriorate over time.
Pertaining to, or contained in, archives or records.
Records of enduring reference value. Archival records are evidential (if they provide evidence of official activity in the performance of duties), informational (if they represent information collected in the course of or as a result of official duties), or both. Archival value is determined by an analysis of a record's historical, administrative, fiscal, and legal use, its informational value to the agency and to the public, and its relationship to other records. A set of standards applied to storage media. Microfilm is considered an "archival" storage medium because it will last many years. Diskettes, magnetic tape, and optical disks, which are reliable for only a short time, are not considered archival storage media.
A term describing the use and collection of government or corporate documents. Agencies that govern large archives, like the Library of Congress, set standards for their curation, called "archival standards."
The property of withstanding the effects of time; in the case of printed matter, the ability of the images to retain their colour or blackness over long periods of time. Particularly relevant to scrapbooking products.
This term relates to the life span of a print regarding it's resistance to fading in color and depth and yellowing.
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of or relating to or contained in or serving as an archive
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