In the case of important documents (for a government agency, say, or a bank), there are important rules for archiving and/or destroying them.

Figure 10-7 shows Disposition Rule, whose Description captures the circumstances under which Information Resource Instances (that are examples of a particular Information Resource Definition) can be destroyed, archived, or otherwise disposed of.

Figure 10-7: Disposition Rules

That is, each Disposition Rule may be composed of one or more Disposition Rule Elements. A Disposition Rule composed of one or more Disposition Rule Elements can describe the entire (theoretical) life cycle of the

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