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Georgia State Code
Title      50
Chapter      18  
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Title 50, Chapter 18, Section 91 (50-18-91)

As used in this article, the term:

(1) "Agency" means any state office, department, division, board, bureau, commission, authority, or other separate unit of state government created or established by law.

(2) "Court record" means all documents, papers, letters, maps, books (except books formally organized in libraries), microfilm, magnetic tape, or other material, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or, in the necessary performance of any judicial function, created or received by an official of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and any superior, state, juvenile, probate, or magistrate court. "Court record" includes records of the offices of the judge, clerk, prosecuting attorney, public defender, court reporter, or any employee of the court.

(3) "Department" means the Department of Archives and History.

(4) "Georgia State Archives" means an establishment maintained by the department for the preservation of those records and other papers that have been determined by the department to have sufficient historical and other value to warrant their continued preservation by the state and that have been accepted by the department for deposit in its custody.

(5) "Records" means all documents, papers, letters, maps, books (except books in formally organized libraries), microfilm, magnetic tape, or other material, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in performance of functions by any agency.

(6) "Records center" means an establishment maintained by the department primarily for the storage, processing, servicing, and security of public records that must be retained for varying periods of time but need not be retained in an agency's office equipment or office space.

(7) "Record series" means documents or records having similar physical characteristics or relating to a similar function or activity that are filed in a unified arrangement.

(8) "Records management" means the application of management techniques to the creation, utilization, maintenance, retention, preservation, and disposal of records undertaken to reduce costs and improve efficiency of record keeping. "Records management" includes management of filing and microfilming equipment and supplies; filing and information retrieval systems; files, correspondence, reports, and forms management; historical documentation; micrographics; retention programming; and vital records protection.

(9) "Retention schedule" means a set of disposition instructions prescribing how long, where, and in what form a record series shall be kept.

(10) "Vital records" means any record vital to the resumption or continuation of operations, or both; to the re-creation of the legal and financial status of government in the state; or to the protection and fulfillment of obligations to citizens of the state.

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