Fri Apr 8 06:47:16 PDT 2016

Overarching: Business: What is the purpose of the archive?


Describe the archives at a basic level.

What business are you in? - Preservation of and access to records (typically)

How does it work? - Records come from [sources] to the Archives according to [mandate(s)]. They are managed according to [set of requirements] for [purpose]. Access is provided based on [grounds]. Forms of access include [physical / digital]. Access is granted at [location(s)] based on [criteria].

How is information and technology involved? - (open ended)


The archive's purpose defines and underlies everything else about protective needs and the linkage between the archive and information technology is key to understanding what the architecture will ultimately look like.
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