Document - “information consigned to a medium” (Duranti et al., 1997)Documentation – here defined as capturing information in a fixated form, i.e. creating a document


Records - ”information created, received, and maintained as evidence and information by an organization or person, in pursuance of legal obligations or in the transaction of business” (ISO 15489-1)


Recordkeeping – used as a generic term comprising records and archives management activities. “Recordkeeping is the managing of records from their creation during their whole existence, in order to render accessibility of meaningful records for as long as there are of value to people, organizations, and societies – whether that is for a nanosecond or millennia” (McKemmish, 2001, p. 336)