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Session 5, Chair Mariet Willinge, Nai / Selection: Between ideal and reality
Selection in architectural archives is one of the most important means to keep the collection manageable. As archives are often extensive, much energy has to be spent on management, processing and preservation, which is of course a costly affair. Costs of storage are also high. All reasons to think of selection, on reducing the size to get an archive that is better manageable, where the right records are easier to find, and where the costs of packing and storage are diminished.