Records Management

Identifying Archival Materials

  1. Note any documents produced by your offices that contains information on the origin, organization, procedures, and functions of the CEBAF project. Consider whether the document could act as a link in the historical chain of CEBAF activities or events.
  2. Research and development records of significance document the following: projects which received national or international awards of distinction; active participation of nationally or internationally prominent investigators; research which resulted i n a significant improvement in public health, safety, or other vital national interests; scientific endeavors which were the subject of widespread national or international media attention and/or extensive congressional, DOE or other government agency inv estigation; show the development of new and nationally or internationally significant techniques which are critical for future scientific endeavors; or made a significant impact on the development of national or international scientific, political, econom ic, or social priorities. Also important are records which documents research that leads to the development of a "first of its kind" process or product; improved an existing process, product, or application, or has implications for future research.
  3. When you are uncertain of the historical value of documents, do not schedule or discard them. Review the records with the creator, or Records Management, to establish their historical value. Route records deemed to have historical value to Records Management tagged as "archival". Remember, if you are uncertain of their value, contact Records Management. The decision to dispose or send to the archives will be made by the Records Manager.