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Glossary of terms

What's the difference between restoration, preservation and conservation? Why does the word 'cataloguing' mean different things to different people? The staff at the LMA will tell you all about the words and phrases they encounter on a daily basis.

Records Management

Records management

A process by which the creation, receipt, maintenance, use and disposal of records is controlled. They are destroyed when the end of their life-span has been reached so as to avoid the build up of redundant records in offices and storage areas.