Why archive?

The archiving stage of data collection and documentation allows to build lasting memories that can be shared. It increases the potential for knowledge transmission within a group or community. The archive can represent the purpose or a preliminary step in the development of educational and cultural transmission material. Different strategies can facilitate the creation of this memory as well as its access, because research, despite its great wealth, too often remains undiscovered in boxes that are currently gathering dust. Here are some principles and resources to increase a research’s potential to contribute to the knowledge of current and future generations.