Archive Paper to replace Vellum for recording of British Laws

United States
February 10, 2016 6:56pm CST
Vellum can last up to 5,000 years while the Archival Paper they intend to use will only last 200 years. I do not know all that much about British law but it seems that the House of Lords overruled the House of Commons in this as it is their right to do so. I hope that the decision is redacted. History is so precious and it should not be played with so carelessly. £80,000 saved is not worth potentially destroying history for future generations.
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@LilyBeBack (2016)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 16
Surely if they want to preserve these things once they're no longer in use then they can just protect the paper in something? Even my Nana has a laminator, they could just nip round her house
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• United Kingdom
17 Feb 16
Laminator? Wasn't that JJ in a former life?
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• United Kingdom
17 Feb 16
@Orson_Kart Yeah, he's had so many lives that even my Nana has one of him
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• United States
17 Feb 16
@LilyBeBack Well I haven't read the article, but have since seen a headline that says the vellum tradition has been saved. I suppose you are right, lamination would preserve it for longer. Oh but the money your nana has missed out on by them continuing with the vellum!
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@TRBRocks420 (82966)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Feb 16
I agree they should find something that will last the test of time, they could just carve stuff in stone, like the ancient's lol.
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• United States
11 Feb 16
I think that might be taking it a little too far. I say if it's not broken why fix it?
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@TRBRocks420 (82966)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I know I was just joking lol. They should keep it how it is.
• United States
11 Feb 16
@TRBRocks420 I seriously doubt they will though. The bottom line is, and always will be, the money they can save.
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@Orson_Kart (4487)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 16
In this age of austerity, I couldn't believe this when I read it. Surely you just save it on a hard drive and back it up to the cloud. It will be saved forever then, won't it?
• United States
17 Feb 16
I'd say this would work but then are we really sure it's safe in cyberspace?