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ELF
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ELF

n. (ELF, abbr.) ~ Records management · An initiative of ARMA to promote the use of letter sized paper instead of legal size paper in order to minimize costs associated with creating and filing the larger documents.

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Sometimes end legal-sized files, folders, or forms.

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(BC Ministry of Forests 1997) The goal of government-wide ELF program is to reduce administrative costs by eliminating legal-size paper in favor of letter-size paper. Letter-size records: reduce costs by eliminating the need to purchase file supplies and equipment to accommodate multiple paper sizes; reduce inefficiencies associated with files containing multi-size documents (e.g., it is often difficult to find letter-size records inter-filed with legal-size records); reduce accommodation costs by reducing the amount of floor space required to store records; reduce paper consumption; reduce mailing costs (letter-size paper is 21% smaller and 24% lighter than legal-size paper) between different systems.