archivization

n. (also archivisation) the process of selecting records for retention in an archives and preparing for research use

Notes

The term archivization is essentially synonymous with the term archiving, in the incompletely accepted archival sense of transferring records to an archives and storing them there. However, archivization is a more active process; the use of the term assumes that the record is changed by the process of being chosen to be archived. The concept of archivization asserts that the meaning and significance of the record changes through the process of archiving, whereas "archiving" is itself a neutral process, a mere act.