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Records Management at Jefferson Lab

What is a Record?

What is Records Management?

Why Records Management?

Electronic Records

Legal Requirements

Privacy Act

Roles and Responsibilities

Identifying Archival Material

Procedures

Vital Records

Glossary of Terms

Flowchart for Records Management

Flowchart for Vital Records

 
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator
Records Management Handbook

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What is a Record?

All books, papers, maps, photographs, machine readable materials, or other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristic, made or received by an agency of the U.S. Government under Federal law or in connection with the transaction of public business and preserved or appropriate for preservation by that agency or its legitimate successor as evidence of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities of the Government or because of the informational value of data in them (44 U.S.C. 3301).

Quick definition: Any document created or received in the course of business.



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