The digitization and microfilming of records is a practice recommended and encouraged by General Assembly and through the Book of Forms (Appendix G). As a means for preservation and access, these processes can extend the lifespan of a record. If anything were to happen to an original record, a copy would securely exist at the Archives.
If not digitized and/or microfilmed through the Archives, we encourage you to create a copy in an alternative way. For more information about this please see our information sheet titled, Independently Digitizing Your Records.