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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.||”|
|“||[r]ecords that continue to be used with sufficient frequency to justify keeping them in the office of creation; current records.||”|
|“||[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.||”|
References[edit | edit source]
- Information Management and Information Protection Glossary of Terms (full-text).
- Society of American Archivists, Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology (full-text).
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