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Index is

[t]he process of creating an ordered list of concepts, expressed as terms or phrases, with pointers to the place in indexed material where those concepts appear.[1]

Overview Edit

"At the National Archives, indexing occurs during archival processing and entails documenting decisions to remove certain records from public access. Typically, records are restricted from public access for statutory reasons (e.g. the Privacy Act) or for reasons of national security."[2]

References Edit

  1. Society of American Archivists, A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology (2012) (full-text).
  2. Transforming the Security Classification System, at 39.

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