I'm not sure that there is a definitive, universally unarguable
definition of fileplan. We say that a classification scheme is the
scheme used to organise records (such as a hierarchy of classes); while
a fileplan is the above plus the files (folders) that are allocated to
it. This paraphrases the more formal definitions in the PRO (TNA) ERM
2002 Specification glossary (in the Reference Document at
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Subject: What's the difference?
Good morning everyone!
Could someone explain to me the difference between a FILEPLAN and a
CLASSIFICATION SCHEME and why do we need either?
I did hear Jeff Morelli sum it up very well at a conference before
Christmas but it has totally escaped me.
I need a snappy answer for when I'm asked the same question by Senior
Please feel free to respond off list if necessary.
Thanks in advance
Senior Records and Information Officer
Cumbria County Council
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