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Preserving the Proof, Safeguarding the Truth

Acquisition Record and Public Archives


The functions and roles of Acquisition Record and Public Archives is divided into three units.

Acquisition Unit

  • To coordinate the preparation and implementation of policies, standards, regulations, procedures, guidelines, principles and best practices for the acquisition of public records and archives as well as private collections from within and outside the country. 
  • To choose and evaluate public records and archives based on archival value, physical condition, material profile, supporting document and intrinsic value. 

Processing Unit

  • To carry out activities including receiving , evaluation, reviewing, processing, registration. cleaning, sorting, repairing and labeling records and public archives. 

Cartography & Audio-Visual Unit