Archival
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Archival

Archival is the process of copying data that is maintained on a operational system in real-time to some other type of storage device such as another system or to a data warehouse and is from that point forward used only for “read-only” historical analysis or a similar type of activity.

Archival

Any museum quality material that will protect postcards for extended periods of time.

Archival

1. Of or pertaining to archives. – 2. Records · Having enduring value; permanent. – 3. Records media · Durable; lacking inherent vice; long-lived; see archival quality. – 4. Storage conditions · Not causing degradation. – 5. Procedures · Following accepted standards that ensure maximum longevity. – 6. Computing · Information of long-term value that, because of its low use, is stored on offline media and must be reloaded, or that is in a form that must be reconstructed before use.

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Archival has been defined 3 different ways in documents like Texas Department of Transportation Glossary, Glossary of Postcard Terms for the Collector, A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology.

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