Archiviolithic, which is a word to use in conversation more often.
Or: Why do we archive in the first instance?
It’s about removing the ability to forget – reframing the argument (much of the discussion online following the announcement of the British Library’s archive has been about the specifics of the archive, not what it is for. Omitting the ask the question at the heart of the curatorial process) and addressing the purpose of archiving.
I’m reading Derrida, can you tell?