record aggregate [English]

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n. ~ PaaST (RecordAggregate) · A collection of records established and maintained by a records creator.


  • PaaST (1.0) 2017 (†860 p. 60): Because a Record is, by definition, a document in a specific context of use, a Record must belong to a RecordAggregate. Moreover, because the context determines the meaning of a Record, a Record can only belong to one RecordAggregate. (†2586)
  • PaaST (1.0) 2017 (†860 p. 60): An archival fonds is the highest level RecordAggregate and is defined as “The entire body of records of an organization, family, or individual that have been created and accumulated as the result of an organic process reflecting the functions of the creator.” [SAA Glossary 2005] (†2587)