n.paper manufactured with minimal inherent vice and the ability to resist degradation over timeRoberts and Etherington 1982, 195A paper manufactured in such a manner as to resist chemical action which may result from impurities in the paper itself, as a result of materials or methods used in manufacture, or agents from the surrounding atmosphere while in storage. A “permanent” paper, therefore, is one which resists the effects of aging to a greater degree than is usual in ordinary paper. ¶ Several levels of permanence have been arbitrarily established. . . .Garlick 1992Finally, the mechanics of carrying out the housing-related procedures are addressed in a holdings maintenance program. Attention is paid to such matters as aligning documents properly within folders so that they do not overhang the folders and become damaged during handling, filling boxes so that they are neither overfilled not underfilled, using spacer boards to support the documents in boxes that must remain partially filled for reasons of archival arrangement, properly removing harmful fasteners and replacing them with stable alternatives as necessary, photocopying unstable originals or copies onto permanent paper, and tying loose or detached components of bound volumes appropriately so that further damage or loss is avoided.
Permanent paper is made using materials and techniques, such as those specified in the standard Permanence of Paper for Publications and Documents in Libraries and Archives, to minimize the introduction of chemical impurities and to resist the effects of chemical impurities in the environment.