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New building for Punjab University archives
« on: June 11, 2010, 08:02:59 AM »
New building for Punjab University archives
 LAHORE, June 10: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Thursday approved in principle the construction of a new building for varsity archives.

He was presiding over a meeting of the eight-member committee, constituted for collection and preservation of historical records and primary source documents accumulated over the course of 128 years of the university.

The archives consist of records selected for permanent or long-term preservation on grounds of their enduring, cultural, historical or evidentiary value.

The meeting decided that the university should also approach various international agencies known for extending donations for preservation of archival collections as well as technical assistance.

Currently, the meeting decided that varsity archives could be preserved on the second floor of the main library building.

It was informed that the establishment of an archival unit would keep the archival material in an organized format. The PU library had already developed a digital preservation unit in 2007-08 and as such it would provide support in all respects to preserve varsity archives.

The meeting was attended by committee convener Professor Emeritus Dr Khawaja Muhammad Zakria, Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Akhtar, registrar Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan, chief librarian Chaudhry Muhammad Hanif, additional registrar Dr A Alamgir, treasurer Dr Uzma Ikram and Urdu department chairman of Oriental College Dr Tehseen Faraqi.Dawan