Vol. 8 No. 2 (2017): Classificazione

Elements and Relationships within a records classification scheme

Maria Mata Caravaca
ICCROM (The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)

Published 2017-05-15


  • Records management,
  • classification,
  • records classification scheme,
  • file plan,
  • hierarchical relationships

How to Cite

Mata Caravaca, Maria. 2017. “Elements and Relationships Within a Records Classification Scheme”. JLIS.It 8 (2):19-33. https://doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-12374.


The construction of records classification schemes is an undeveloped topic to which the archival discipline has dedicated little effort. This is not easily understandable, as records classification schemes are the main tool traditionally used to organize and manage records. This article analyzes the elements that are taken into consideration when building a classification scheme, as well as how these elements can interrelate. Hierarchical versus non-hierarchical relationships are also examined, and future research directions are identified.


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