Definitions for "Preservation"
The act or process of preserving, or keeping safe; the state of being preserved, or kept from injury, destruction, or decay; security; safety; as, preservation of life, fruit, game, etc.; a picture in good preservation.
Refers to actions taken to prevent further changes or deterioration in objects, sites, or structures.
The maintenance of an object's original condition through environmentally controlled collection maintenance, repair and physical treatment.
The maintenance of superannuation benefits and/or eligible termination payments in superannuation or rollover funds until retirement. Under current laws, some benefits are subject to compulsory preservation until retirement (ie. they must be preserved in a superannuation or rollover fund, and cannot be withdrawn beforehand). (See also Vesting).
Granting of preserved accrued benefits in line with the minimum requirements required by the Social Security Act 1973.
Accrued benefits are strictly preserved until a scheme member attains the retirement age of 65 or satisfied other requirements of accrued benefits withdrawal as allowed by MPFSO.
1. To maintain in an natural state; human impact on the biological system is minimized. Commonly refers to wilderness area management. 2. Wood preservation involves the protection of timber and wood products against the action of destructive living organisms, especially fungi, insects, and marine borers.
Static protection of an area or element, attempting to perpetuate the existence of a given 'state'.
Continuum of activities necessary to protect film for the future and share its content with the public.
A management program which prohibits harvest or angling in order to preserve and rebuild theviability of a wild population. May be applied to an individual species or to water areas which are important spawningor nursery areas.
Due to environmental, accidental, age, and format changes digital objects may become unusable. Preservation maintains the digital object over time and through changing technologies. See also: Migration Last Reviewed: 2003-03-01
The degree to which the environmental conditions of a site have preserved bone, seeds, shell and other organic material.
Any effort to extend the lifespan of an object by improving the methods used to care for it. This includes safe handling, security, storage, and environmental conditions.
Persistent repetition of an activity, word, phrase, or movement, such as tapping, wiping, and picking.
The repetition of an idea or activity without an appropriate stimulus.
Stage of embalming where morticians begin preserving the body.
Keywords:  photocopying, webpage, see
Photocopying: See preservation photocopying webpage.
A multi-pronged approach to long-term care of the library's collections. It involves preventive care as well as repair and restoration treatments.
Any act that seeks to preserve a record. This can be as simple as placing a record into an acid-free folder or restoring a photo or document.
The technique used to keep organs or tissues viable once they are removed from the donor. Preservation fluids and reduced temperatures assist in preserving organs. The time between the organ donation surgery and transplant surgery is kept to a minimum. Donated tissue can be processed and stored until it is needed for transplant.
any process used to slow or stop the progress of spoilage. It allows easier distribution and transport and the food can be stored for longer before use.
Keywords:  decay, safe, saves, process, future
a process that saves organic substances from decay
The process of preserving products from decay so that they can be stored in a safe condition for future use.
A tobacco is said to be well-preserved if it has retained enough moisture to still be suitable for smoking without any re-hydration techniques being required.
Preventing or delaying further degradation of collections
an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
Keywords:  alive, something, save, keeping, act
The act of saving, or keeping alive
keeping something in its present state.
The act of taking positive measures to save, maintain or preserve something.
ways of extending the shelf life of foods by controlling the temperature, pH or water content which inhibits the growth of micro-organisms or the action of enzymes
the processes and operations involved in ensuring the technical and intellectual survival of authentic records over time.
(As it relates to scanning) refers to digitizing an original photograph, document, or three-dimensional object is only a method of preservation if the digital file becomes the access tool and the original is no longer available for use. Although high resolution scanning (i.e., scan at the highest resolution possible appropriate to the type of media you are scanning) is recommended for all materials in order to achieve the highest quality possible and to ensure that information held in the original is not lost in the scan. However, the digital file, as of yet, should not serve as a replacement of the original for preservation purposes.
See Digital Preservation.
the setting aside of areas and resources for limited or restricted use and development; often restricts land use to recreation or scientific study.
Keywords:  ill, well, condition
the condition of being (well or ill) preserved
Preservation of collections is a means of providing continuing access to items in the libraries for as long as they are needed.