Glossary Terms

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Terminology Description
Current records:

Records that form part of a records classification system still in use.



The control of records based upon their physical possession.



The action of either destroying/deleting a record or transferring it into archival custody.


Disposal authority:

A written authority issued by the National Archivist specifying which records should be transferred into archival custody or specifying which records should be destroyed/deleted or otherwise disposed of.