n.preparing archival materials for useNaugler 1978, 178During the processing stage, the acquired records, whether punched cards, discs, or another computer format, are converted to reels of magnetic tape, the storage medium used for all material in the Division. One file can comprise any number of reels of tape, although all are in the standard format of nine track, sixteen hundred bytes per inch, Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (EBCDIC).Hackbart-Dean and Slomba 2012, 1. . . processing must include prioritization among collections, determining the levels of arrangement and description for each collection, and establishing standards and best practices.Gilliland 2014a, 104–105An added wrinkle in this discussion about introducing more complexity and granularity into archival description is the recent widespread adoption of an approach to archival processing (that is, arrangement, description, and preservation activities) developed by American archivists Mark Greene and Dennis Meissner in 2005 and known as More Product, Less Process (MPLP).BitCurator Consortium 2020Acquiring and processing information from raw sources is a core function of archives and other collecting institutions. Preparing objects for access requires creating inventories, describing contents, redacting sensitive information, and a variety of further activities.the steps taken to make the latent image on exposed photographic film visibleMoore 1978, 206His instructions for the processing of photographic negatives include no reference to HE-1 hypo eliminator and gold chloride toning, both necessary for archival permanence.Simpson 1982, 316Response time from initial request to delivery of the print or duplicate transparency is frequently 24 hours, including time in the processing laboratory.Charbonneau 2005, 123, fn. 8It is important to note that some imperfections can be corrected. These defects are usually the result of poor processing in the darkroom, an inadequate preparation of the media, or inappropriate storage conditions. A laboratory treatment could correct the problem, but it may be costly.Bushey 2008, 130In contrast, the processing capabilities of digital cameras and imaging software offer edit operations that are far beyond the capabilities of traditional darkroom techniques and camera optics; therefore, the born-digital image is viewed by some as a potential fabrication of reality and “subjective” at best.Capell 2010, 247Processing is typically limited to cropping and rotating the image. Sometimes the color of the scan does not quite match the original item, so the contrast is adjusted by fine-tuning the levels in Photoshop.McCann 2017, 166The new systems, Unifax and Photofax, respectively, were based on Alexander Bain’s concept for a facsimile printer, patented in 1843. The new systems delivered positive images that were ready for press, a time-saving advantage over gelatin silver prints, which require processing.