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.
Often used interchangeably with conservation. Preservation suggests that natural resources will be left undisturbed, while conservation usually indicates some resource management. (compare conservation)
The protection of cultural property by minimising chemical and physical deterioration and thus prolong existence. The term, with its roots in the archive sector, is starting to be used in museums to describe most of the practices that are associated with preventive conservation and collections care. It is the duty of all museums to ensure that objects in a collection are stored, displayed and handled in a way that promotes preservation.
Any act designed to ensure the survival of an object or resource without alteration. The term is not always synonymous with the term conservation, which also encompasses more proactive intervention, including alteration, where necessary to prevent destruction, deterioration and decay.
As applied to wood, treating wood products with chemicals to prevent damage by insects or decay organisms. With respect to land, maintaining a natural environment undisturbed by human influence or activities.
the act or process of applying measures necessary to sustain the existing form, integrity, and materials of a historic property without new exterior additions. Work generally focuses upon the ongoing maintenance and repair of historic materials and features rather than extensive replacement and new construction.
The conservation of the qualities and materials that make historic buildings, sites, structures, objects and districts significant. Approaches to preservation include stabilization, restoration, rehabilitation, and reconstruction.
generally, saving from destruction or deterioration old and historic buildings, sites, structures, and objects, and providing for their continued use by means of maintenance, restoration, rehabilitation, or adaptive use. Specifically, the act or process of applying measures to sustain the existing form, integrity, and material of a building or structure, and the existing form and vegetative cover of a site.
Preservation is considered a broader term than Conservation. It includes activities associated with maintaining library, archival, or museum materials for use, either in their original physical form or in some other format. The goal of preservation management is to slow down or minimize physical change caused by use or storage over time.
The protection of cultural property through activities that minimize chemical and physical deterioration and damage and that prevent loss of informational content. The primary goal of preservation is to prolong the existence of cultural property. (AIC Directory, 1999)
Focuses on retaining all the historic materials through conservation, maintenance and repair. As such, it reflects the building's continuum over time, through successive occupancies, and the integrated changes and alterations that are made. Focuses attention on keeping historic materials, features, finishes, spaces, and spatial relationships that, together, give a property its historic character. (National Park Service www2.cr.nps.gov/tps/standguide)
means maintaining the fabric of a place in its existing state and slowing deterioration. Preservation is appropriate when the existing state of the fabric itself constitutes evidence of specific cultural significance or when insufficient evidence is available to allow other conservation processes to be carried out. It is the approach which best retains the historic buildings as genuine and authentic evidence of the past.
All actions taken to retard deterioration of, or to prevent damage to, cultural property. Preservation involves controlling the environment and conditions of use, and may include treatment in order to maintain an object, as nearly as possible, in an unchanging state.
encompasses all actions required to make documentary heritage accessible for as long as it is required. It involves controlling the environment and conditions of use and may include treatment in order to maintain an object, as nearly as possible, in an unchanging state. In the case of archival material, moving image and sound, this may involve transfer to another medium.
providing for the continued use of old and historic buildings, sites, structures, and objects. the means for preservation include restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive use. According to the Secretary of the Interior, it is the act or process of applying measures to sustain the existing form, integrity, and material of a building or structure and the existing form and vegetative cover of the site. It may include stabilization work, where necessary, as well as ongoing maintenance of the historic building materials.
the action of reserving, protecting or safeguarding a portion of the natural environment from unnatural disturbance. It does not imply preserving an area in its present state, for natural events and natural ecological processes are expected to continue. Preservation is part of, and not opposed to, conservation.
(The definition is slightly adapted from the National Archives and Records Administration) Preservation encompasses the activities that prolong the usable life of materials. Preservation activities are designed to minimize the physical and chemical deterioration of materials and to prevent the loss of informational content. These activities include providing a stable environment for materials of all media types, using safe handling and storage methods, duplicating unstable materials (e.g., nitrate film, thermofax) to stable media, copying potentially fragile materials into a usable format (e.g., microfilming or digitization), storing materials in housings made from stable materials (for example, document boxes made from "acid-free" paperboard), repairing documents to maintain their original format, establishing a pest control program, and instituting a disaster recovery plan that includes plans for emergency preparedness and response.
Activities associated with maintaining library, archival or museum materials for use, either in original physical form or in some other format. Preservation is a broader term than conservation: conservation activities form part of a total preservation program. Preservation includes both activities taken to repair or treat damaged materials (retrospective) and activities taken to prevent or delay material becoming damaged (preventive preservation).
This work includes capturing archival materials as they're created, accurately cataloguing and filing new and old holdings for easy retrieval and use, and storing the holdings in the best possible conditions for safety and longevity
The act or process of applying measures to sustain the existing form, integrity and material of a building or structure, and the existing form and vegetative cover of a site is "preservation." It may include initial stabilization work, where necessary, as well as ongoing maintenance of the historic building materials. Essentially, the property is kept in its current good condition.
the overall package of administrative and/or practical measures, such as boxing, good housekeeping, careful handling and environmental control, which ensure the survival of documents without specialist intervention. Conservation and restoration procedures are part of a preservation policy.
the maintenance of natural or cultural heritage features in their current or original form, and the maintenance of the natural environment to allow natural processes to continue undisturbed by human intervention. While preservation is often used interchangeable with "conservation," the latter differs by implying the prudent use of a resources.
The protection of cultural property through activities that minimize chemical and physical deterioration and damage and that prevent loss of informational content with the aim of prolonging the existence of the object.[ back to the top
préservation All actions that can be taken with the aim of ensuring the current and long-term survival and accessibility of the physical form, informational content and relevant metadata of archival records, including actions taken to influence records creators prior to acquisition or selection. Source: National Archives of Canada Preservation Policy See also Subject(s): Records Management
The totality of processes and operations involved in the stabilization and protection of documents against damage or deterioration and in the treatment of damaged or deteriorated documents. Preservation may also include the transfer of information to another medium, such as microfilm. (SAA)
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).
Is required by Government legislation, and ensures your money is kept in super until your 'preservation age' - the minimum age you can retire. Until this age, you will be unable to access your super benefit (other than in certain defined circumstances).
The legislated provision that prohibits withdrawal of certain superannuation components until a member reaches Preservation Age. Early release of benefits to a member due to severe financial hardship or on specified compassionate grounds is permitted.
The legal requirement that certain superannuation benefits must be retained in a super fund or rollover fund until the member retires after reaching preservation age. Only in very limited circumstances, including total and permanent disablement and extreme financial hardship, can preserved amounts be released before the member reaches this age.
a requirement to retain superannuation benefits within the superannuation environment until a specified condition has been met. Under current laws most benefits are compulsorily preserved until a person has retired (between 55 and 60) or reached a certain age (65).
a requirement to retain superannuation benefits within the superannuation environment until a specified condition has been met. Under current laws most benefits are compulsorily preserved until a person has retired or reached a certain age (between 55 and 60).
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.
The protection of ecologically important wetlands or other aquatic resources in perpetuity through he implementation of appropriate legal and physical mechanisms. Preservation may include protection of upland areas adjacent to wetlands as necessary to ensure protection and/or enhancement of the overall aquatic ecosystem.
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 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.
(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.