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An academic library working group was charged in 2005 to create a records retention schedule and policy applicable to records containing personally identifiable information of library patrons. This group conducted a survey and extensive research, culminating in an adopted library records retention schedule and policy implemented in 2006.


Library records — Access control; Library records — Law and legislation; Library users; Privacy; Right of


Library and Information Science


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Vaughan, Jason. 2007. “Toward a Record Retention Policy.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol 33:2; 217-227.

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