2017 - Appraising, Processing and Preserving the Public Records Collection at the Tuvalu National Library and Archives

The project at the Tuvalu National Library and Archives had a focus on one of the archive’s most important collections, the Public Records Collection. The collection consists of mostly records from the Colonial period when Britain governed the island from 1892 until independence in 1978. Thus, the project was to review, sort and appraise the records and then process and preserve the material. Box lists and a final Finding Guide were produced. Because Tuvalu is an isolated country in the Pacific Islands region, the project included training for staff in core archival functions- appraising, processing and preserving.