Government records management/recordkeeping
Pember, M. and Cowan, R.A. (2010) Government records management/recordkeeping. In: Bates, M.J., Maack, M.N. and Drake, M., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Third Edition. CRC Press, London.
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Government records management/recordkeeping has a very long history. An international record management standard is available and many government recordkeeping programs are based on the standard. There are two theories common to modern records management—life cycle and continuum. The theories differ in the purview of how records are regarded in the life of an entity to which they have some value.
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