- DF: valuation
No definition in earlier IP projects. ITrust definition not yet developed.
- SAA Glossary 2005 (†241 ): n. ~ The process of assessing the value of records, especially as regards their destruction. Notes: Evaluation is typically used by records managers to indicate a preliminary assessment of value based on existing retention schedules. It is distinguished from appraisal, which is typically used by archivists to describe their assessment of the value of records, especially as regards a determination of whether records should be transferred to the archives for permanent preservation.
- Wikipedia (†387 s.v. evaluation): A systematic determination of a subject's merit, worth and significance, using criteria governed by a set of standards. It can assist an organization, program, project or any other intervention or initiative to assess any aim, realisable concept/proposal, or any alternative, to help in decision-making; or to ascertain the degree of achievement or value in regard to the aim and objectives and results of any such action that has been completed.