Definitions Edit

An active record is

a record needed to perform current operations or ongoing business matters. It is consulted frequently, and it must be conveniently available for immediate reference, either manually or via a computer system.[1]
[r]ecords that continue to be used with sufficient frequency to justify keeping them in the office of creation; current records.[2]
[i]nformation stored on computer systems that can be readily accessed by the operating system or software without a need to reload media, undelete the information, or reconstruct it from other sources.[3]

References Edit

  1. Information Management and Information Protection Glossary of Terms (full-text).
  2. Society of American Archivists, Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology (full-text).
  3. Id.
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