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What’s appraisal?

Appraisal is the process of judging or evaluating records to decide:

This evaluation involves research on the public office(s) that created or controlled the records, and the records themselves, in order to develop a set of disposal criteria. These criteria provide justification and assurance to the Chief Archivist on the quality of the disposal recommendations.

The broad criteria for evaluating records are:

Information for public offices can be viewed at Records Appraisal and Disposal.
Information for local authorities can be viewed at Advice for local authorities.