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registry system

n. ~ The policies and procedures that govern the recording, control, and maintenance of records within an organization through the use of registers, lists, and indexes.

Citations:
(Guercio 2001, p. 260–261) The registry system, fully developed in medieval chanceries such as that of the papacy, originally consisted of the entire transcription of definitive – but not all – records. In the course of time – in the face of the growth of the production of records and of specialization of systems of registration – it developed into the extraction and transcript only of the identifying elements of records, with the objective of securely controlling their maintenance within a records system and of furnishing proof of the existence of the record over time.