No such schedule shall be operative unless approved by the State Records Committee which is hereby established in the State Department of Education and which shall consist of the State Treasurer, the Attorney-General, the State Auditor, the Director of the Division of Local Government in the Department of the Treasury, and the head of the Bureau of Archives and History in the Department of Education.

The public record office shall take such action as may be necessary to put the records it shall examine pursuant to section 47:2-4 of this title, or over which it shall obtain control pursuant to section 47:2-3 of this title, into the custody and condition contemplated by the various laws relating thereto, and shall provide for their restoration and preservation. 15:3-6.4(b) and (c)) This practice establishes recommended procedures for testing for residual thiosulfate and other chemicals on silver halide gelatin microfilm, photographic plates and papers in order to insure long-term preservation of microimages.

The public record office shall cause copies of such records to be made whenever, by reason of age, use, exposure or any casualty, it shall be deemed necessary.

The public record office may acquire, preserve, classify and collate official records, letters and other material bearing upon the history of the government and the people of New Jersey, or transcripts of such records and papers whenever the board of commissioners cannot or may not desire to acquire the originals thereof. None of the papers described in this act shall be removed and destroyed, or the records therein effectively obliterated, as provided herein, except on sixty days' written notice to the Superior Court Assignment Judge, and to the Division of State Library, Archives and History, in the Department of Education, and said division may acquire any of said papers for inclusion in the material bearing upon the history of the Government and the people of this State in the custody of the said division.

Upon any such disposition of said papers by the county clerk or register of deeds and mortgages, as provided herein, the said county clerk or register of deeds and mortgages, as the case may be, shall file with the said division, a certificate under his hand and seal, setting forth the papers disposed of and the date of disposition.

Any person who is entitled by law to the custody of public records shall demand the same from any person in whose possession they may be, and such records forthwith shall be delivered to the officer charged by law with their custody. (b) This chapter encompasses all public entities at the State, county and local government levels, including subdivisions thereof, any department, division, board, bureau, office, commission, district, or institution, or other instrumentality within or created by the State or political subdivision or combination of political subdivisions; or any school, fire, or water district or other special district or districts; and any independent authority, commission, district, institution, or instrumentality; or special districts, and authorities. 15:3-3.4(a)1 and 6.4(b)) This document provides the technical standard for processing black and white silver halide gelatin film to insure long-term preservation of the images on the film.

Any person who, without the consent of the person authorized to have custody thereof, removes an official record or paper from the files of any public agency or body, or who alters any map, plat, or other paper signed and approved by a public official without permission, or who alters, defaces, mutilates or destroys with malicious intent any public record shall be guilty of a high misdemeanor. The words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the meanings as defined in ARMA A4759 (2007), Glossary of Records and Information Management Terms; ANSI/AIIM TR2-1998, Glossary of Document Technologies; and SAA 460 (2005), A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology, as amended and supplemented, incorporated herein by reference, except the following words and phrases, which shall have the designated meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: "Accession" means: 1. The public record office, through its director, shall examine into the condition of the records, books, pamphlets, documents, manuscripts, archives, maps and papers, now or hereafter kept, filed or recorded in the several public offices of every county or municipality, or required by law to be kept by any public body, board, institution or society created under any law of the state in any county or municipality. Any public official may prescribe such system of indexing, and establish such rules and regulations concerning the care and preservation of such records as to him shall seem proper in any department of which he is in charge. Whenever, under the laws of this State, there shall have been issued and sold by the State or by any municipality, county, or school district, bonds, coupons, or other evidences of indebtedness and such bonds, coupons and other evidences of indebtedness shall have been cancelled and redeemed by the State Treasurer, the State House Commission, or by any agency or authorized official of the State, or by any municipality, county, or school district issuing the same, it shall be lawful for the official or officials in charge of the issuance, redemption and cancellation of such bonds, coupons or other evidences of indebtedness to destroy the same upon the written consent of the bureau, subject to regulations which shall be made and promulgated by the State Records Committee established by section six hereof. 15:3-3.4(a)2) This document contains the description of the standard resolution test chart used to test the resolution of microimages on microfilm and establishes standard procedures for tests using the chart. The said officials, in the same manner, may destroy any bonds, coupons or other evidences of indebtedness which have been printed and which remain unused, or any registered bonds which remain unused at the time the issue has completely matured. Where the said certificates relate to State issues, they shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State and where they relate to county or municipal issues, they shall be filed in the office of the chief financial officer of the county or municipality, as the case may be. 15:3-3.4(a)1) These standards establish procedures for measuring density of the text on microfilm to insure legibility of the information stored on the film.