The special qualities and characteristics of the original medium that contribute to a record’s significance.
This value could be the usefulness or significance derived from its form, layout, materials, process or associational qualities. These include interesting characteristics, the format, structure, features, meaning, aesthetic or artistic qualities of the record.
The characteristics that make the record special could be lost or diminished if the physical source record is destroyed and only the information content is retained.
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