276 Working with IBM Records Manager
14.1 Overview of disposition
Disposition defines what happens to records at the end of their retention period,
a process commonly referred to as
records scheduling in IBM Records Manager
terms.
14.1.1 Disposition options
You can dispose of a record in four ways in IBM Records Manager:
򐂰 Destroy (expunge)
Both the metadata and content of the records are to be deleted from the
existing business application and records management database. If the
record is physical, for example a paper record, destroy involves shredding or
burning of the record. The destruction of a physical record is the responsibility
of a Records Administrator.
򐂰 Accession (archiving)
Both the metadata and content are to be deleted from the system. However,
the history of the records information is passed to other records holding
authority, such as corporate archives.
򐂰 Review
The records are highlighted at the end of their life cycle. Records staff should
review the records and decide what to do with the records.
򐂰 Export
IBM Records Manager translates records into XML.
14.2 Disposing records using IBM Records Manager
You must dispose of records in IBM Records Manager manually. Part of
disposing records is to review the records that are eligible to be disposed.

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