Existing Citations

  • record (p. 337): There are many kinds of representation, and not all are records. The reflection of the moon in the still water of a pond is a representation, but it is not a record. The graphic designs on road signs are also representations, but again they are not records. Language itself is often said to be a form of representation. Other examples of representations are banknotes, charts, diagrams, models, statues, pictures, gestures, dramatic performances, and musical notations. In fact, representations are all around us. To differentiate records from other kinds of representation, records can be characterized as persistent representations of activities, created by participants or observers of those activities or by their authorized proxies. (†330)