ARMA Glossary 2016 (†899)Glossary of Records Management and Information Governance Terms – 5th edition, (ARMA International, 2016).
- retention : The final action taken per the retention schedule, concluding with destruction, transfer, or permanent preservation. . . . [Retention is described as a responsibility of the organization to] maintain its information assets for an appropriate time, taking into account their legal, regulatory, fiscal, operational, and historical requirements. (†2709)