“Certifying in his record that he saw with his eyes, and heard with his ears.” D&C 128:3

Follow the steps below to learn how preserved records are tracked, verified, and monitored.

1. Track, verify, and report the status of record collection and preservation

An important aspect of preservation is the perpetuation of a record to facilitate current and future access. To facilitate the use of records requires actively managing each record in a cataloging system. This is true for both a physical and digital record.

2. Monitor and migrate records while continuously validating record integrity

Preservation of a record requires active management. Preservation is the protection of a record through activities that minimize physical and digital deterioration, damage, or loss of informational content. Ensuring long-term preservation of a record requires active management. A record is regularly monitored and validated to ensure its integrity, longevity, and viability. This ensures that a record is physically stable, accurate, and authentic. Digital records are migrated as file formats and media become deprecated or obsolete. Record stewards and the Church recorder certify that records have been kept properly.