Definitions for "RECORD SERIES"
A records series consists of documents or file units arranged according to a filing system or kept together because they relate to a particular subject or function or result from the same activity. In addition to paper documents, records series may contain records in other nonpaper formats, including electronic, microform, audio or video recordings, photographs, motion pictures, maps, charts, aerial photographs, or remote sensing imagery.
A group of identical or related records that are normally used and filed as a unit and which permits evaluation as a unit for disposal scheduling purposes. A series may consist of one or many records.
A systematic gathering of documents that have a common arrangement and common relationship to the functions of the office that created them. Record series are the filing units created by offices at all levels in an institutional hierarchy. Each series will be arranged internally according to a system established and modified by its creators. Boundaries between one record series and the next are sometimes razor-sharp and sometimes fuzzy. Typical record series include subject files, project files, chronological correspondence files, client files, applicant files, financial records files, voucher files, and minutes and agenda files.