A one-day workshop on maintenance of archives and records was held in the city on Tuesday.
Karnataka State Department of Archives, with intent to create awareness on conservation and preservation of archival material, had organised the one-day workshop. Retired Deputy Director of the Department of Archives, G V Gayathri inaugurated the programme. Addressing the gathering, she emphasised the importance of taking measures to conserve archives and various methods involved in conserving the brittle documents.
Speaking about protecting the documents from insects, she said, ‘Neem leaves possess good fungicidal and anti-insecticide properties. They play a major role in protecting and ensure safety to the old documents.”
Later, participants were enlightened on the importance of classification of records, indexing, preservation and conservation of archives.