The role of archives in the protection of archive material Cover Image

Roli i arkivit në mbrojtjen e lëndës arkivore
The role of archives in the protection of archive material

Author(s): Sami Sallahu
Subject(s): Archiving, Cataloguing, Preservation
Published by: Drejtoria e Përgjithshme e Arkivave e Republikës së Shqipërisë; Agjencia Shtetërore e Arkivave të Kosovës

Summary/Abstract: Let me present through this paper a modest contribution to the elaboration of the role of the archives in the preservation of the written source. It is known that the archives as institutions of special importance take care of preservation, protection, arrangement, acceptance, restoration and publication (use) of archival material for scientific research, professional work and other needs in the interest of the society, therefore, the subjects should be stored in adequate and safe places according to contemporary archives standards. This paper is specially focused on the role and importance of the archive in preserving, protecting and taking care of the archiving material, the principles of the protection of the document, the archive storage and physical security, taking as a model the Kosovo Police Archive and the preservation of documents in electronic form. The protection of the archival material has been and remains a society’s issue for more proactive access to archives. That’s why society it must be understood the importance of archives, the need to create conditions, space and material resources for storing archive materials. Unfortunately the archives in our country do not have good conditions and the archive materials are preserved under minimum conditions, exposed to objective factors of physical, chemical, biological and mechanical damage. The principles should be based on legislative policies in terms of archival material protection, while creators and owners are obliged to protect the archive materials under the legal acts.

  • Issue Year: 1/2018
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 160-171
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Albanian