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APPRAISAL
  1. Context:
    Records Management


    Definition:
    The process of evaluating business activities to determine which records need to be captured and how long the records need to be kept to meet business needs, the requirements of organisational accountability and community expectations.


    Example:


    Source:
    Adapted from Australian Standard Records Management AS 4390


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  2. Context:
    Records Management


    Definition:
    “In an archival context, appraisal is the process of determining whether records and other materials have permanent (archival) value. Appraisal may be done at the collection, creator, series, file, or item level. Appraisal can take place prior to donation and prior to physical transfer, at or after accessioning. The basis of appraisal decisions may include a number of factors, including the records' provenance and content, their authenticity and reliability, their order and completeness, their condition and costs to preserve them, and their intrinsic value. Appraisal often takes place within a larger institutional collecting policy and mission statement.”[


    Example:


    Source:
    Society of American Archivists


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