- See: records lifecycle
- SAA Glossary 2005 (†241 ): [life cycle] n. ~ The distinct phases of a record's existence, from creation to final disposition. ¶ Notes: Different models identify different stages. All models include creation or receipt, use, and disposition. Some models distinguish between active and inactive use, and between destruction and archival preservation.
- Cohen 2013A (†273 ): I actually think you should consider lifecycles for data rather than just [document retention and disposition] (†235)