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Author
Wyatt, Ken; Chambers, Margaret
Title
The Unseen Heritage: 100 Years of Engineering Drawings and Records
In
Eleventh National Conference on Engineering Heritage: Federation Engineering a Nation; Proceedings
Imprint
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2001, pp. 253-258
ISBN/ISSN
1740922155
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=521163613305019;res=IELENG
Abstract

Many of the engineering drawings and documents that have been produced since Federation have been lost or destroyed, and it is important that those that remain, and that are significant, be conserved. This is a matter that should be of great concern to the heritage engineer, yet it is the archivist who bears primary professional responsibility for the process. This paper seeks to examine this problem from the points of view of both the archivist and the engineer. Our purpose is not to argue the case for document conservation, but to establish some of the principles involved, and to suggest approaches and procedures that will meet the professional obligations of both parties.

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