Documentation strategies have been proposed as a means to respond to the problems of modern records through planned and coordinated collecting activities. The strategies are conveniently defined around some issue, activity, or area, and may be focused on a manageable topic within appropriate geographical and chronological boundaries. A documentation strategy for Route 128—the high technology phenomenon in Massachusetts—is offered here as a hypothetical case study. The proposed course of action could be used to address the problems posed by Route 128, or simulated with appropriate modifications to address other documentary problems.

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